People still don’t know that I was born an artist. I repressed the admission for so long worrying about being judged for this unworthy career path, that I think it surprises people to know that I haven’t stopped creating.
My current work is playing with white ink which evolved into these reverse-images of my original Earth Madre prints.
Now, I find myself committing to what I do best through illustration and cartoon, carvings and art prints. The process is very intriguing and continues to surprise me. Often, the prints display nuances I’d never anticipated which are so refreshing! It naturally removes that urge to control outcome.
The latter prints came out a bit globby but I think it’s because of the varying degrees of liquidity in the ink. I mixed black liquid ink with the solid white and added a little vinegar to the mixture. It made this silvery-grey colour that was interesting. I also noticed that the white brought out more of the carved details which was nice.