Wednesday, 25 February 2009
This is where yesterday's flies came from. (Sorry about the shine on the print - it's too big to scan!) It's not the final print, but a proof close to final. The shadows on the knees were softened a bit, I remember. As usual, I pulled one final print, handed it in, and moved on to the next thing. And now I can't find the print.
It's the last big woodblock I did, partly because you need a press to pull prints that big, and partly because it took such a long time to carve. After a month of chipping I was a bit sick of woodblocks. It's called 'Safe Sex' - I'm not really sure why.... I was 23 at the time, so perhaps I was feeling a tad angsty. (I was a teenager until well into my 20's.)