In an effort to avoid critical theory , I started playing with the lino, and the tools in the studio, I wanted to try and represent the sea, like I struggled with last week in Charlies session. I found an instance attachment to the textured way of creating a piece, I didn't think in depth about the levels, I was more focused on what might be possible now my wrists are not as flexible as they once were, testing the boundaries of this and moving the tools around the lino, in essence drawing by with a tool, working out how the shape emerges, what pressure to use, how to develop design ideas. It was quite a beautiful swirl, with eyes or sea jewels.
After I had finished I pushed through the leave it as it is phase into the playful, you can make another one, don't stress, it doesn't have to be perfect phase. And I think I might be on to something, I printed on cyan, I think I used too much ink, but I liked that it was so textured, flowing and I loved the fact that the relief carving provided more depth still. . Even though it will take a while to dry. I captured a couple of pictures.
History of Lino Cut
I prnited it out.