Last Friday I finished this piece for the San Francisco Center for the Book's Annual Roadworks event The piece took a total of about 40 hours! - from inception, to drawing, to sketching, to carving, to printing. This piece kicked my butt, it challenged me mentally, physically, and emotionally. At one point I started crying from the pain in my elbow and just the fact that I was exhausted. I didn't think this great task would make me cry, but it did!! And made me bleed (fingers) and of course sweat. I had never worked on a piece of linoleum of this size. The piece was 3 x 3 feet!!! That's 36 x 26 inches! Here is how it worked, I started with a drawing. Like this:
This drawing then got traced on to the piece of lino, and the cutting begins.
On Sat, September 20th, I took my print to the event, inked it (after applying blue tape to cover the spots that I wanted to remain white)....
I could not have done this without the help of both Bobby and Maria!! (THANK YOU!!)
The piece is titled, "How Can I Be Sure?" a line in the song, "Pale Shelter" by Tears for Fears!
How can I be sure when your intrusion's my illusion?
How can I be sure when all the time you change my mind?
I ask for more and more, how can I be sure?