Monday, February 23, 2009

Instinct to Protect

Emotions like the instinct to protect are often explained via genetics/ biological functions. I'm fascinated by the banyan tree analogy as described in ancient India's Bhagavad-gita. There it describes the tree of material existence as an upside-down banyan tree, a reflection of the real tree, and emotions can reflect something deeper than physical survival.
I carved this 4 by 6 inch piece last night, printed it this morning, and got carried away in photoshop a few minutes ago! Have a great week!

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!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I've wanted to carve another cat for quite a while now, so a topic like "flawed" was perfect for this piece. Carved last night, put together *early* this morning (I was inspired!).
However, the scenario above is not entirely impossible; try googling "how to pick a cat friendly bird" for intriguing suggestions!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! : )