Notes from Havana (sunshine) printed on Irish Linen
Text based series of original prints New for 2020 each image encapsulates a sentiment with my memories of CUBA.
Scrawled writings on walls faded with age, if you have been to Havana you know their reuse, up cycled heritage more from necessity than any modern vibe, on saying that this linen brightest yellow copper accent and rose red ink is a sentiment and a popular gift for children, of all ages.
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.
Each print is titled and signed in pencil.
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