Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jungle Boogie

This is about my favorite printmaking piece. It is a linoleum piece I did which originated with the concept of the courting baboons in the center of the piece flanking the rhino. I made a valentine etching of the baboons and liked it so much I was inspired to do an african piece. I overdyed some silk in a hot orange and pink and inked the piece in black and printed it on the cloth. I tried to incorporate as many animals as I could - the lions of course, the zebra, the baboons, croc, rhino, hippo, wild dogs, leopards, giraffe, cranes and the native masks and hunters - oh yes a gazelle. i was inspired and made up most of the animals - I just started carving and there they all were so to speak.

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