Paper Quilt from “Flower Elephants” LinocutPosted: May 30, 2013
I’m continuing to refashion my old linocuts and woodcuts. I’ve been thinking of quilting some of my prints for a few years and decided to begin the process with this small 5 x 7 inch linocut. Once again, my aim was to do the work with a sense of freedom. That’s why I used large stitches and meandering lines of sewing. I enjoyed the process greatly, from layering paper and cotton/polyester batting to the hand colouring at the end.
Working with fragile materials in this way continues to feel central to my life as I age. It all makes emotional sense.
My aunt, upon hearing that I was making mail art, requested that I send her something. I think this will be the piece I mail to her.
If you’d like to receive a refashioned print from me, do contact me with your name and address and I’ll be happy to mail you one of these works.