Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sister Act

Sister Act (2000, colour linocut on Japanese mending tissue stitched onto brown oriental paper, 63 X 74 cm, ed. 15)

Before the last two prints but one from the edition of Sister Act go their new homes today, some assembly is required. As I hand-stitch the top corners, I ruefully recall that I failed sewing in high school and bless the person who invented needle threaders. 

Details of Sister Act. The image on the right shows the backing sheet that is integral to the work. Japanese mending tissue is
translucent. The brown oriental paper serves to highlight the white printed layer, which would otherwise be almost invisible
against the white areas of the mending tissue; it also lends a sense of depth to the work.