Wednesday, 15 June 2016

New Lino Cut.

 Cut from a photo that I took shortly after the devastating Canberra bushfire some years ago, this Grass-Tree or Xanthorea survived with just a very black trunk and singed leaves.
 Even the tall flower spikes survived when almost all of the vegetation on the hills beyond were burnt black and destroyed.
As I want the trunk of the tree to print black, all the leaf spikes will have to be cut so that they print in the positive too. That might not be easy, especially in this cold weather. I am going to have to make sure that the lino is warm. The small red mark 2/3 of the way up on the right is a blood stain where I zoomed off the lino and just nicked the tip of one finger. The lino was not warm enough to prevent the cutter skidding off!

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