Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Joys of Linocut

Yumi 2Scissors Paper Cloth have been looking at Linocut. It's incredibly satisfying to carve directly into something so soft and malleable, and amazing how quickly everybody got into the swing of. Some people stuck to the joys of monochrome printing, while others took on the challenges of registration. GillianPeople who are attracted to lino cut (including myself) are often painfully perfectionist, it seems to me, and invariably need somebody else to point out how truly wonderful the results are, while the artist themselves just notice the bit that didn't quite line up, or missed the frame or had too much or too little ink ... For me, though, I thought there were some amazing outcomes, and the versatility of the medium came through in how different each person's style was. Ruth Goodwyn 2Here we have, from top to bottom, pieces by Yumi, Gillian and Ruth.