I think it’s time for a lino print…

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

Lino print in oil based ink on nice thin Kizuki paper about A4 in size.

Is it ‘contrasty’ enough for you dear reader? Gosh, it certainly jumps about doesn’t it? Is there enough three-d-ness in it? Or too much? What do you think it is saying? Me, I don’t think it is saying anything – it’s visual art. Is there ‘meaning’ in it though? Hm, I don’t think so. Ah, but you see, the dots in the ‘sky’ might be bright white stars and planets, or are they perhaps snow flakes? This could almost be a cheery, but deliberately weird Christmas card. Look there’s a little stable on the horizon, I wonder who might have taken temporary residence in there? That’s probably a crisp winter moon grinning away just above the hills to the right. Perhaps those geometric shapes, desperately trying to be three-dimensional, are very special gifts full of symbolism from three fairly wise men who just happened to be passing? And what the hell those silly chevrons are doing zipping across the picture is anyone’s guess! Perhaps they are just a diversion – in both definitions of the word…

In a post a few weeks ago I showed you a photograph of my scruffy sofa-bound preparations for this piece, (click here). As you can see the design has changed a bit – I got rid of the rough and fiddly zigzag border that I had put round it – it didn’t need it – this is an example of that sensible and wise acronym ‘KISS’ in operation – ‘Keep It Simple Stupid!…’

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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12 Responses to I think it’s time for a lino print…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Hi Dave, I love your graphic Lino prints. You have given just enough horizon to peek our imaginations.

  2. Jheron Bash says:

    That’s next year’s Christmas card sorted then!

  3. Dana Doran says:

    I do think, your highness, that this lino could be part of a frieze on an entablature! Imagine, if you will, some time in the future the lino being “discovered” as a study for a grand palace – perhaps people would interpret the large white circle over the triangle as a figure walking….hoho! (I’ve just received a notification that there is some “matter” that can travel into the future – and I’m stymied….how do they know?)

  4. I like it. It’s mysterious and beautiful.

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