Pandemic Printmaking And A Wheatpaste Dog

7 Apr

 

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I’ve been working on a new art project, a response to the pandemic and lockdown. It’s taken me a while to get ideas coming through but I think this will probably end up being quite a big body of work made up of many components. I’ve carved a little lino block and printed it up today – there’s my workstation (above) ready to go.

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I tried printing the block onto paper and then onto some white cotton fabric, using Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief ink in black with a traditional Japanese baren.

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Here it is – my first word of the pandemic – isolate. There will be more …..

Swansea Jack

Husb and I are not in the vulnerable category so we’re sometimes out getting essential supplies for our family. Today was a walk to the Uplands area of the city, to the pharmacy. While we waited outside (the restrictions are, rightly, very strict) I spotted a wheatpaste artwork of the new Swansea Jack.  I first spotted this little fellow a few months ago in a different part of the city. He’s on Instagram – @theswanseajack and #theswanseajack . Husb and I are reflected in the window.

 

 

2 Responses to “Pandemic Printmaking And A Wheatpaste Dog”

  1. Helen Cherry April 7, 2020 at 23:12 #

    That’s so interesting Rosie. I’d never heard of Swansea Jack. Thanks for sharing !

    • Rosie Scribblah April 8, 2020 at 10:03 #

      Hi Helen. He was world famous in his day – time for a Disney movie I think 😀

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