A linocut print…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is the one discussed in Farquar’s play of 1698:
Mockmode: Pray, which are the most fashionable Oaths in Town?
‘Zoons’ I take it is a very becoming one.

Rigadoon: ‘Zoons’ is only used by the disbanded Officers and Bullies: but ‘Zauns’ is the Beaux pronunciation.
(From the book Bozzimacoo: Origins and meanings of Oaths and Swear Words [1975] by Mary Marshall.)

WP F DSCN3736Here’s a linocut print of mine from last year; it’s on Japanese paper and is about A4 in size.
Instead of trying to think of something to say about it, I should really not say anything at all, and just leave you to gaze and marvel at the work’s striking crisp simplicity.
But, then again, perhaps, if you twisted my arm, I would come up with a ‘clever’ explanation of the what the hell the piece is all about – or, I could even listen to your interpretation of this image… That might be fun…
‘Well Dave, this is obviously a religious piece of work. It shows an interpretation, albeit a very simplistic one, of the Stairway to Heaven, which we all, yes all, must seek to climb – there above, I see His beneficial and healing aura, the Light of God, radiating from the centre of His being… The three perfect circles guiding us up on our journey, of course represent the Holy Trinity… The small triangle at the top of the steps is a poor miserable sinner, possibly you Dave… who stands cowed and silhouetted against the magnificence, who has, in the end, finally, and literally, seen The Light; he has repented and he has ascended, and is pausing on high, with a new insight and perspective, to view the glory of the Life Eternal – he is now clean and restored and preparing to enter the Kingdom Of Heaven… That’s what it’s all about Dave… isn’t it?…’

(See, really I should have left this lower half of the page blank so you could just look at the print…)

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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