Hares with Fossil printed on Irish Linen
Artwork Created during Covid lock down acknowledging the natural world and humbled by the expanse of mother nature. The composition references the energy of life and stillness of death.
The image is cut directly into a salvaged black or white floor tile from the recent refurbishment of the great hall at Mount Stewart, and printed onto Irish linen.
Image size 330x330mm.
I use neutral shades of Irish linen.
The ink I use oil based ink for richness and depth the hue blueblack.
Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of Lino is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the Lino surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or U shaped gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image). The Lino is inked with a roller, and then impressed onto fabric or paper by hand. I tend to work intuitively drawing with pencil cutting with speed ideally finishing in one session; giving energy and vibrancy to each illustration. The lino is recycled (black and white floor tiles chequer style) salvaged from the floor of the great hall at Mount Stewart during their refurbishment