Sunday, December 22, 2013

risk, freedom and love

risk, freedom, and love
"risk, freedom, and love," linocut, wip print


You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore....
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Kahlil Gibran


I finished this linocut of two astronauts in love a couple of weeks ago. I have been debating whether to leave the background or add stars, the suit's life lines and a heart.

Using test prints, I added different elements to the print. However, the added elements seemed to take away rather than improve, and I kept coming back to the linocut as it was. I think I really liked the look of two people floating in space together and letting the viewer piece everything together in her own mind.

Today, I once more toyed around with the print in gimp and went down to get some feedback on to add or not to add from my husband. Without knowing which way I was leaning, he also felt adding nothing was the way to go. And he gave me the idea for the title.

So .... now I am looking forward to printing this linocut in the coming days.

wishing everyone a creative week and joining sunday sketches

5 comments:

  1. the red's a very passionate colour! Nicely done.

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  2. It is an adorable work!Merry Christmas and much love from Brazil!

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  3. This is such a cool piece, and love the color too. Blessings!

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  4. Another wonderful linocut. I LOVE the bright red. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! :)

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  5. Beautiful and vibrant piece! I really love the idea, it is wonderful!

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