This print came back out and was shown at the Impress Printmakers new years pop up show. Its made up of a stencil & little woodcut as well as traced pin drawing...
Contemporary Impressions in March
This series of prints were exhibited at Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne. I'm glad I got to show them again after the initial appearance at my solo show in 2017. The creatures are from an ongoing series I'm creating. They are about Masalai which is a term given to spirits in Papua New Guinea (my cultural heritage). Masalai are mostly feared as they are said to trick humans and a lot of cultural stories indicate this. They stem from animist beliefs that pervade today in PNG and other places.
Its always the case that I feel over eager to see what the cut plate or etched plate looks like...the first proof:)) ...such anticipation to see what you have to work with...what the image looks like.. As such I only had a tube of red Speedball ink resulting in the second or third(?) part of the process and red proofs....The images are odd and I've noted all the bits I like and dislike; so by the time you read this I'm cutting again.