David Hockney is one of my favorite artists, and his series of prints and paintings of Los Angeles, especially the ones featuring pools, are particularly delightful. I love his use of line in the lithograph above, which has the long title, “Lithographic Water Made of Lines, Crayon and Two Blue Washes Without Green Wash.” I found this print while browsing the Tate Museum archive, which is full of great works that I’ll be featuring in the future.
Today is my boyfriend’s birthday, and I spent a few minutes earlier this week hand stamping some plain brown wrapping paper with this triangle design (which some of you may recognize as the Zelda triforce symbol). I used a small stamp I hand carved from a piece of printing linoleum, and a regular old stamp pad from the office supply store. It’s not a very complicated project, but I hope to do a DIY post here on the blog sometime soon. (UPDATE – I posted a DIY for this project here!)
Love the strange forms in this “Fungi” silkscreen by Leah Goren. All her work is great, and you can see more in her shop. She makes some really fantastic clothing, as well, with some of the most interesting patterns I’ve seen lately.
*Print of the Week is becoming a regular feature on Cotton & Flax, showcasing artists working in traditional printmaking (eg: silkscreen, linocut or woodcut, lithography, etching, etc.). I’ve decided to start posting these features each Friday, as an end of the week treat. If you have a suggestion for another artist to feature, I’d love to hear them!
This little print (“House Tree,” hand printed by Tugboat Printshop) is one of my personal favorites. In fact, it’s hanging in our living room right now! I bought this print as a gift for my boyfriend last year, as a little consolation prize after we decided to move into a real apartment instead of a treehouse. He would have preferred the latter.
Currently enamored of the simple floral linocut prints of Hugo Guinness. More here.