Old Linoleum Blocks

I’ve just sent in my submissions to the Ottawa School of Art Mini Print Juried Exhibition. I’ll see if any of the prints are accepted and will let you know the results.

Meanwhile, I’ve been looking through a box of old lino blocks that I had stored for many years. I had forgotten some of them. Most of these are blocks I began carving but didn’t complete. And because some of them are over 20 years old, I don’t recall specifically why I abandoned them. I know that I went through some physical pain from the repetitive strain of having carved many blocks and that may have influenced my decisions. Around the time some of these were created, I also was involved in creating Mirrors of the Heart–the card deck I made in 1994. So, that likely consumed most of my energy.

Here’s the blocks I like best. I may print them as is, that is–incomplete, to see what they look like.

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artsofmay

I have made visual art works all my life. Arts of May shows some of my explorations in different media and the inspiration I take from other artists and works. An earlier blog, of humans and nature, concentrates on my photographs of natural places that help my spirit.

8 thoughts on “Old Linoleum Blocks”

    1. Thank you very much. Sometimes making art hurts physically, particularly as I’ve aged. I’ve been dealing with the pain by using softer synthetic blocks. Some of them work very well, still allowing for crisp lines and detail.

    1. Hi Steve. If you’re asking about the partially carved lino blocks, the second image shows part of a free association of sorts. I don’t have a clear idea what it is, the third image is more obvious—a portrait—and the last image is part of a larger scene of 2 women looking at tarot cards.

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