Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Inked Steve Block

Steve block inked and printed, before the ink is cleaned off the block.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Starting to Cut Steve's Block

In and out of the oven with this piece of lino over the last few hours. A bit of cutting, a bit of warming and then more cutting.


One of my holiday tasks is to continue work on making prints of people I know. These images are parts of a sketch of Steve, working from a photo I took months ago. The whole sketch has now been transferred to the block and the block is warming up in the oven as the lino feels pretty hard - not quite sure how old it is.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bamboo Forest

When I was in Japan I spent a little (far too little) time in Kyoto.

While I was there I walked up a road in the middle of a bamboo forest. I walked and walked up the hill away from my friends and listened to the sounds of the bamboo forest. There was a bit of a breeze and the bamboo swayed in it. The tops of the bamboo hit one another and the sounds they made were an unsyncopated rhythm of hollow clacks. Quite eerie and beautiful.

When I came home I immediately made a series of prints of bamboo forests.