Recently, I received the good news that one of the mono-prints I'd submitted to an online juried print show was accepted. The Aird Gallery in Toronto is putting the exhibit on. I'll let you know when it's up and running. Meanwhile, here's the print. It's one of the stamped ones I made in the last… Continue reading Some Good News
BIMPE stands for Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition. The eleventh edition of that excellent show was due to take place in 2020, but you know what else happened then. The deadline for prints to be mailed in was in March 2020 and I had sent in my three entries by then. Normally BIMPE would have… Continue reading BIMPE XI
After several month of not making any artwork, I began again in late summer and early fall. I started with line drawings from my imagination and began a lino print, but my heart wasn't in the process. Then I made the following mono-prints from stamps I had carved. I got the idea of using letters… Continue reading Stamped Mono-Prints
Autumn colours are magnificent in Toronto this year. We've been walking in the Brickworks Park and surrounding ravines for the past few weeks as the leaves turn. And we haven't been alone--there are many people (and their dogs) out walking and enjoying the vibrant colours. Here's a linocut I made many years ago about my… Continue reading Autumn!
Map of the Body
Here's a poem I began a few years ago that I made some small changes to today. The inked linoleum block that follows the poem was not done in response to it but seemed to fit. Map of the Body The body is a map in relief carved by the nail of time. The body… Continue reading Map of the Body
Girls in Hats. . .
As I've been organizing my prints, I came upon several small linocuts (2 1/4" x 3") that I made sometime before 1993. I know they're from before that year because I changed my name in 1993 (see About) and the initials would have changed from "SB" to "LSM". These are lighthearted images. All are of… Continue reading Girls in Hats. . .
I'll be showing four prints that I haven't exhibited before at The Printmaking Show at Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E. (just west of Coxwell) in Toronto. The prints are two linocuts and two block prints made on rubbery-like blocks in 2018 and 2019. The show is from June 29 to July 17. The… Continue reading Printmaking Show
Since returning to Toronto from our week in the countryside, I've begun seriously organizing years of prints. Most recently, I've stored them in large boxes though in the past I had the larger ones rolled in tubes. I began printmaking in 1971 and have moved five or six times since then. So, as I was… Continue reading Gathering
I came late to chimney swiftsbut now that I take note of them, living close to the sky in a high building, my life has expanded.I await their return in springand am saddened when they depart in fall. There's much false talk of freedom these days but watching the flight of the swifts above the… Continue reading Other Lives