Believing in Unlikely Events

That is what I called this Linocut……

Believing in Unlikely Events Linocut by Shana James
Believing in Unlikely Events Linocut by Shana James

The black and white print fades to grey at the top which is a little bit tricky to ink up in a seemless way. The colours in the grey flowers are handpainted after the print is dry. I used the colours of the light spectrum (rainbow) it just seemed fitting to use all the colours that light is.
Its pretty big too …for a linocut about 50cm square although its not really a square image.
The idea for this linocut was in my head for months before I made it. The chair is the chair in my lounge room, which in real life sits in front of a window and I think I’ve created the feeling of light without cluttering the image by having to include the window. In that space  all else ceases to be.
There is a space of imagining which happens before change takes place this image depicts that space.
Linocut in my studio after handcolouring flowers.
Linocut in my studio after handcolouring flowers.

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