Surrealists, Semiotics and Fifties Frock Fabric

22 Apr

lino 1

I finally finished the random lino project I began a couple of weeks ago. I printed the final colour, Process Blue, today, using Caligo Safewash mixed with Extender in a 30:70 ratio. These were overprinted on two previous layers, Process Yellow and Process Magenta and I like the range of colours formed by the translucency of the inks. The purpose was to break through a creative block I’ve been wallowing in for the past couple of months and to take a chance with some randomness, following the example of the 20th century Surrealists, who often generated their ideas and concepts from creative exercises.

Has it worked? Well, I was hoping for something dark and insightful and what I have ended up with looks like 1950s frock fabric, but the process has certainly loosened up my approach to block (lino, wood) cut printing and germinated some ideas about developing my own semiotic imagery. Ooooh get me! This has taken me a long way to solving a particular problem I was having with one of my art projects, which was completely unexpected. RESULT!!!! 😀

2 Responses to “Surrealists, Semiotics and Fifties Frock Fabric”

  1. Phil Cooper April 22, 2018 at 23:08 #

    Gorgeous Rosie, i love the colour and the organic shapes. We’ve had a glorious summers weekend here by the seaside in Whitstable and your prints sun it up perfectly 😊

    • Rosie Scribblah April 24, 2018 at 04:05 #

      Thanks Phil. The end result took me by surprise, I was expecting something much darker. Maybe the universe is telling me to lighten up lol 😁.

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