A rather fine decalcomania monoprint…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Zebra Oto, the Smooth Dogfish, the Leatherjacket, the Dwarf Gourami, the Dusky Grouper, and the Halfmoon.
If you had to be stuck in a jammed lift (elevator) for a few hours with one of these fish, which one would it be? Me, I think I’d plump for the Halfmoon, at least there’d be enough light to read by.

Decalcomania monoprint. 2010. Black acrylic paint and pencil ‘shading’ on white drawing paper about 16″ x 12″.
For some information on how I do decalcomania prints you could look at an earlier post of mine on the subject. (Click here)

Oh hell… I’ll bet you are expecting me to say something about this, aren’t you?
Alright, I’ll see what I can do…
Right then, you see, it could be a person, a tree, or, er, a windmill? Of course it isn’t any of these really – it’s abstract. Isn’t ‘abstract’ a great word dear reader? The word has a sort of meatiness about it, don’t you think? When it’s spoken out loud, for me, it conjures up the sound of a large bloody raw steak being flopped onto a butcher’s block – abstract, it goes! No, I’m sorry I can’t go on with this thread – I suddenly have butcher’s block…
Now where was I? Oh, yes…
Let’s go with the human figure idea then. People can relate more easily to humans than they can with trees or windmills. Brrrr! There’s a bit of wind blowing from right to left isn’t there? Oh, I’ll tell you what this print depicts; it’s a woman, a lady, trying to put on a new flouncy top she has just bought in a trendy posh shop, but she’s chosen to do it outdoors in a gale. Does that work for you? It does me. And I suppose now that we’ve come down on this interpretation, it’s hard to wipe it from the brain and start again… I like those shrubs and bushes in the background though. Listen carefully, and you can hear them rustling and hissing in the wind.
‘Hissing in the wind Dave?’
Yes, I think so… I am supposed to be a surrealist you know – the more weird the better!
Me, I can say what I like!…

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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2 Responses to A rather fine decalcomania monoprint…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Well, whatever this is I love it!

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