Thursday, January 5, 2023

Horn Poppy

Kicking off the working year: a linocut in progress, part of a series begun in 2022, draws inspiration from Horn Poppy, a wallpaper design by May Morris for Morris & Co., circa 1885. (Page view above, left).

A recurring motif in the prolific Morris’s work, the horned poppy was often incorporated into her embroidery designs. 

In September 2022, the first two works in the series were exhibited in the Goldfields Printmakers show, The Printmakers’ Garden of Imagination at Newstead Arts Hub, Newstead, Vic, and at IMPACT 12, the international printmaking symposium, in Bristol, UK. They can be viewed HERE.