This koala lino print was made in response to the devastating bushfires that took place around Australia this year (2020). I wanted to make an image to pay homage to this iconic little animal that has had much of its habitat wiped out.
This 6 colour reduction linocut has an image size of 15cm x 15cm with paper size approx 20cm (W) x 26cm (H). Printed using Caligo safe wash ink on cream Stonehenge 250gsm paper
Creating and carving linoprints has become an all-consuming artistic practice for Carolyn with her subject matter an eclectic mix of nature, animals, mythology and daily observations. She especially likes the bold graphic nature inherent in linocuts that lends itself to many applications. Carolyn enjoys every aspect of the process from pondering ideas, sketching and refining and transferring to lino. She loves the carving process using traditional tools and the mindfulness of the practice. She finds a magic that comes in the final stage of printing when the ideas and the lino’s characteristics form a collaboration. Sources of inspiration for her include: animals, nature, books, music, art, other eras and anything that peaks her curiosity. INSTAGRAM | WEBSITE