Lino print. 2018…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word jutting.

Ah, the smell of the expensive oil-based black black ink, the shush shush hiss hiss of the roller, the brayer, as it spreads the sticky stuff onto the glass, the always surprising thinness and apparent frailty of the Japanese paper…
Well, that’s lino printing for you – shall we have a look at my latest one? You might have had a fleeting glimpse of this design in it’s early stages in a post several days ago, (click here). I promised to show you the finished thing as soon as it was done – it doesn’t have a title – I don’t usually bother titling these things. It is in a numbered edition of 10.

So, what, dear reader, do you think this is all about? Perhaps it’s not ‘about’ anything, perhaps it’s just a ‘decorative’ piece? Perhaps it is designed to be deliberately ‘annoying’?
Yes, I like the idea of that. Would you call it ‘abstract’? Hm, not really…
How about thinking of this image as a depiction of two framed pictures hanging on a wall, a wall papered with striped wallpaper, with random white dots on alternate stripes as a silly, easy to do, light-hearted folderol?
If these are pictures on a wall, they seem to be pictures of pyramids, but pyramids inhabiting a strange space – how very annoying! Look, each pyramid seems to be in front of it’s comrade to the right – see how it overlaps – but if that were the case they should, being closer to us, be a little bit bigger than the one on the right – but they aren’t.
By the way dear reader, I’m just making all this up as I go along – I don’t think any of this twaddle was in my original planning – it was all done in a bit of a slapdash and random fashion – lots of serendipity kicking about here…
Do you like it?…

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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6 Responses to Lino print. 2018…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Yes, I “like” this Lino print. I rotated my screen, and the print looks great from any angle.

  2. Gosh its very 3D isn’t it? I like it 🙂 Makes my eyes go a bit funny, but its a lovely print!

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