Lately I've been doing lots of little abstracts. I made a series of linocut stamps so that I could play around with the colours and shapes. The small size lets me experiment with out too much of a time and ink commitment. I've always been fascinated by abstract, but never known where to start and this is a way in. It's also interesting to see which ones resonate with which people. Some of these are available at the Georgina Art Centre and Gallery
The Piano is a reduction print of my Grandmother's piano. I was very worried about the fate of this piano while I was making the print. I needed to find it and my mother's other piano and organ. Looking on Kijiji, I saw that there were many free piano's that no one seemed interested in. No one has time or space for pianos anymore and it's so sad. One of the construction people working on my Mom's house said he had no trouble getting rid of them, he loved breaking them up. That sent a chill down my spine. I was so happy when a TV production company called and said they would take all three. If you watch the show Condor, with William Hurt, you might see one of them.
This print has a lot of personal symbolism in it. It's difficult for me to be objective about it so I just put it out into the world...like the pianos.
It's for sale in my Etsy store.
© Laurel Martin 2010