Ah, the replacement cloud linocut…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Famie Joxx and Dudi Jench.
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Some time ago I was musing on, and looking out of a bus window at, a big heavy grey cloud with a flat bottom that was hanging listlessly in the sky over Dulltown. I did a little sketch in my notebook to record the event, so that I might in the future use it to do a lino print or a possibly drawing of some kind. Apparently this is the sort of thing that artists are supposed to do – me, I generally don’t do what artists are supposed to do!
Later that day I took a picture of my notebook sitting on a cafe table next to the remains of a snack and a tea, and wrote a rather silly caffeine and chocolate influenced rambling blog post about it. This all happened several months ago, but you may be interested to know that I actually did do a lino print based on the sketch. Perhaps you’d like to see it?


I don’t usually give my linocuts titles, but for some reason I decided to call this one The Replacement Cloud and I printed out an edition of ten. It’s in oil-based black ink and is on nice thin Japanese Kizuki paper about A4 size.

I expect you’d like me to say a few words about what its hidden meanings are, and what it represents, etc – but I don’t think I will – the less I say about it the better – yes, I think you should just have a look at the bloody thing.

Oh, and by the way, I have since done a charcoal and pencil drawing based on this idea (sort of) too. I’ll hold that one back for the moment, I don’t want to overload your delicate aesthetic sensibilities with too much jumping daft imagery in one dose my dear reader.

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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8 Responses to Ah, the replacement cloud linocut…

  1. I like it a lot. The cloud comes to earth and hugs some trees, enveloping them so only their trunks show. Then I come along and marvel at the sight. Birds sing in the mist. I am happy.

    Well, that’s my take on it! I also liked hearing the story of how the artwork came about. I do like your linocuts so much, glad to see another one.

  2. memadtwo says:

    A tree-cloud. I like Claudia’s idea of hugs. (K)

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    Hi Dave, I love seeing your artwork and your imagery allows the viewer to use their own imagination so no hidden meanings needed.

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