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 March 2018
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. Anthropomorphic, two headed, beastly and totally wonderful for the imagination! They stem from animist beliefs that pervade today in PNG and other places.
The figures were made from collages in my show Flash Alternative Enigma's about Bilas or dressing up & transformation..
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.
'Print Habit Studio Pages ... 'Featuring printmaking, prints, collage & objects created by Karen Kaese
Karen draws inspiration from her diverse cultural heritage. She is interested in the convergence of time, memory, identity and history, whilst also drawing from the language of dreams.