The Rose Tattoo LinocutPosted: September 30, 2013
I have one of my favourite linocuts hanging in my work room. Here’s a photo of it, wrinkles and all. I made this linocut in 1990 under my birth name, so not to wonder what’s up with the name—if you’re interested in such things.
I call this print The Rose Tattoo after a dream I had near the end of 1989. (I record my dreams, finding them a source of creativity and inspiration.) In this dream, there was a man with one hand and an unusual face who had beautiful rose tattoos on his body. When I made this linocut, I didn’t try to replicate the dream in a realistic way, but used it as a jumping off place. This is what I came up with.