I am so excited to be back in my art zone! I have been wanting to do another lino cut for a long time now but couldn't settle on an image to carve. I thought a lino cut could lend itself quite well to my graffiti pages for the International Signature Exchange and for want of a better search term I googled "lino cut grafitti' or something to that effect. Look what I found! The whole website is fantastically inspiring for a graffiti 'wannabe' such as myself! Full of inspiration I seized the moment and spent several hours drawing, carving, printing and collaging. In the end I only stopped because my shoulder blades were insisting! (Standing hunched over a bench isn't as easy as it used to be! lol) Below is the result of my efforts...an anatomically
incorrect inspired linocut heart-nest!
I realised after printing several of these that my heart is not anatomically correct. The valves are back to front! I was going to re cut it and but had a little laugh at myself when I realised that I was worrying about making a heart with a nest in the middle anatomically correct! The existence of the nest made it incorrect and the rest I am putting down to artistic license:)
This is signature two for the swap. I am enjoying adding collage elements to my grafitti inspired papers. Below is the inside of page two, which will have a blank double-sided page in the middle making these pages 1,2,7 and 8.
Above, my sketches, not included in my signature!
Below, signature one for those who missed it.
Below, a segment of the inside of this spread and the back of the signature, heart-nest added!
Sneaky peaks of the signatures I've collaged but not yet stitched. Anatomically correct or not, I love this heart-nest!
PSSST> Watch this space to see my contribution to Seth Apter's Style File, coming soon!