Linocut 2016…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sudden creaking of a floorboard in the dead of night.

w-f-dscn4647Linocut on Japanese paper about 10″ x 8″.

‘Captain Smoog!…’
‘Yes, Lieutenant Chiddle, what is it?’
‘Have you looked out of the starboard porthole recently sir?’
‘No, I’ve been busy with the cryptic crossword puzzle in this month’s Interstellar Gazette…’
‘Well sir, I think perhaps that you should take a look.’
‘Mr Chiddle, now, what’s a seven letter word meaning… Good god! What the hell is all that?’
‘It seems to be some kind of random matrix composed of repeating geometric shapes, with a rectilinear antimatter vortex flickering and vibrating and receding into the infinite void… and there are a few moons or planets mixed in there too…’
‘Perhaps it will go away soon, we’d just better close the curtains for a while and not think about it…’
‘Close the curtains sir?’
‘Yes, right now! Make it so Lieutenant Chiddle…’
‘Yes sir… Another coffee?’
‘Hm… alright… Are there any biscuits left in the galley?…’

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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10 Responses to Linocut 2016…

  1. ktz2 says:

    Oh very nice. I looked at some older ones and there are none that I don’t like, a weird way of saying I liked all of them., so bold and dramatic !

  2. Oh yes, topsy turvy night sky going on here šŸ˜€ Love it!

  3. twallisstone says:

    This is great! Good work!

  4. Makes me want to fire up the old spaceship and go a’rovin. I love the clarity and mystery mixed together in this image.

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