The Name Game

21 Mar

21 stu 1

One of the things I find hard to do is think up names for my artworks. I don’t want to number them #1, #2, #3 and so on. And I don’t like to label them ‘Untitled’, so I often struggle to name a piece. This little lino block of a dancing March hare was easy though.

21 stu 2

Obvious really. Disco ‘Rabbit’ Stu. 😉

Based on an original drawing, cut into lino, printed onto Japanese lightweight hand-made paper with black oil-based litho/relief ink using a Colombian Press at Swansea Print Workshop.

 

6 Responses to “The Name Game”

  1. martinsdoodles March 27, 2014 at 13:32 #

    Always a tricky one. Ben McLaughlin has an interesting take on this. Saw an exhibition by him a while back, American landscapes in oil, with the all titles taken from random News papers headlines or crossword clues. Just googled him and his latest series seems to be titled from tv listings.

  2. notes to the milkman March 22, 2014 at 20:46 #

    “Untitled” means “Even though I have put in hours producing this work of art, I now can’t be arsed spending a few minutes thinking up a title.” I wrote a post about this a couple of years ago:
    http://notestothemilkman.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/what-title-should-i-give-this-post/

  3. allesistgut March 22, 2014 at 17:56 #

    Yes, indee. Sometimes it’s a not so easy to find a name for a piece of art. Then I named it like something out of the common. 😉 Have a nice weekend still.

  4. cavepainter March 22, 2014 at 00:48 #

    Names are super hard, and “untitled” is, actually, a title. @_@;

    • Rosie Scribblah March 22, 2014 at 00:51 #

      Yup. Sure is. But when you have over 2,000 works to name, it gets a bit confusing 🙂

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