No. 13 - Death
Continuing with the theme of posting old work until I get the chance to document the new stuff properly, here are two variations on a linocut I did a year or so back. This is a reinterpretation of the tarot card Death, which represents inevitable change and is as much about rebirth as it is finality. It is not the inherently negative card that TV programs would have you believe. Not that I believe that there is any spiritual power behind the tarot, but I am fascinated by the symbolism and the psychology of the cards.
I guess I’ll post this just to put something fresh up. This wasn’t meant to be a proper piece as such, I just wanted to try out this technique so I could hold it in reserve for if anybody else needed a gig poster doing. Anyway, the point is that I was mocking my friend for her inability to come up with a quote (while skirting around my own inability to come up with a quote). I figured it looks quite nice and it stops the page from stagnating so why not?
I made this piece because it relates to my new project (more on that shortly) but actually it’s kind of just a glorified diagram for my research file. I just felt like using the nice wood textures I’ve got saved. This is an Enneagram and it relates to a famous personality typing system. I’m a 2w1 by the way :)
I got some scans of old photographic plates that belong to a friend of mine that are something like 120 years old and I found myself particularly drawn to the ones that were damaged or refused to scan properly. I had to restore them a little but I found that I didn’t want to do very much to them after that, so this is a pretty simple piece.