This is the first of some planned mixed media works focussing on linocut which will celebrate Grannys as the keepers of our collective memory.

“Granny’s vase” is my first of the series.

This project continues to combine my cultural heritage interests with printmaking of various forms.

It is also an example of my current experimentation with adding stencil work by hand to the single linocut pull in oils. A big saving on the time it takes to prepare and use masks.

This gives a more painterly effect but moves the work into the realm of “Unique State” as far as printmaking is concerned in much the same way as hand-painting linocuts does, because the works are not completely accurate replications and therefore not editioned.

U/S is conventionally marked 1/1 these days.