Sunday, February 8, 2009

Once upon a time...


The story behind this 4 by 6 inch linocut is really the *process*: carving, trying out ideas, and the usual joy of printing small pieces by hand. Perhaps the story of the woman and the bird reflects traditional tales of the hens laying golden eggs. I don't know. But it was carved outdoors, in a mood of celebrating the present moment.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

13 comments:

Alina Chau said...

beautiful wood cut style!!

aimee said...

a beautiful and serene composition, nicola!

Ria said...

I love the story about women and the golden egg...this is really a nice piece.

Nicky Linzey said...

I'm all for celebrating the present moment, especially when it's looking at one of your beautiful woodcuts.

Bella Sinclair said...

Ooooh, wow! Really beautiful work, and I'm a fan of linocut (though I've never tried it myself).

Rui Sousa said...

Great work, really nice interpretation about the theme.
Regards.

Patricia said...

I love this design, I think it reflects the theme very well. I especially like the bird.

Emily said...

Your work is very interesting, these are really nice pieces! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

steve said...

Wow, gorgeous piece Nicola.

tulasi-priya dasi said...

Drop me a line when you get a chance. We're moving to the other side this weekend.

tulasi-priya dasi said...

Hope you're well. It would be nice to see you at Parijata's on Friday.

lea said...

hey, thanks for your comment on my blog nicola. i like your art work!

Beth Hannon Fuller said...

Nicola-I found you after you stopped by my blog over at Studio Fuller. I used to do a lot of lino cutting years ago. I just started cutting blocks again last week so I am thrilled to find your work. Beautiful lines. Fun parallels. Exciting! I esp. love this.
~Beth