I’ve had such a busy summer I’m practically tripping over myself as I realise it’s October already! playing with colour and texture, marrying linocuts with paint, paper and ink. here is a selection of linocut prints from the last 3 months
I’ve been looking at composition, and making studies with ink, chalk and charcoal
I’ve done some painting too and this is my favourite from the summer’s easel
earlier this year one of my daughters was in hospital for two months. I couldn’t help her but I could draw, as always, and I think it supported her to see me doing something that comes naturally in this unnatural situation. happily she is recovered and well again.
this series of drawings resulted in some print work which when assembled on the studio wall created a complete piece. addressing the concept of the tried and tested medical treatment meted out on a daily basis, used to mend a body and bring it back to full health, with pattern pieces used repeatedly to create a fully wearable garment. a basic formula, like the repeated image of the hand with a cannula printed onto dressmaking pattern pieces. the pieces as random as the bodies the medical treatment attends to.
Ernest Hemingway said ‘live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual’. for me, there is a lot more romance in the ‘usual’. here are some recent painting and drawings about that.
Happy to be included in the Material World, 2 part exhibition curated by Shizico Yi, talented and energetic champion of the arts. wonderful to have an image in the catalogue (Catherine, ink and charcoal, from my ‘resting eyes’ series) with a write up about my work, by Imogen Eveson