Monday, May 1, 2023

Tulips Part 2


Pictured above: Tulips, 2023, linocut with Chine collé, 20 x 15 cm, ed. 40, final work from a series of six. 

The point of departure for my protagonist’s body decoration was Tulip, an embroidered sideboard runner designed by May Morris in 1890. Tulip was originally an embroidery kit made for distribution through Morris & Co. Morris would subsequently incorporate motifs from her design into other works. 

An early process view of the lino block is pictured below, followed by a detail of Tulip by May Morris. (Collection: V&A, London).

For additional progress views of the lino blocks, visit Tulips, Blog Post 28 February, 2023.