creative process, Printmaking

Stamped Mono-Prints

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

Nature Photography, Photography, Printmaking

Autumn!

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!

Poetry, Printmaking, Writing

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

Printmaking

Monoprints

Here are two monoprints I made in the early 1970s that, thankfully, I have kept. I came across them while organizing my prints. I only made a few monoprints because I was focusing on making woodcuts and linocuts. I made these two prints by rolling printing ink onto a piece of flat glass and then… Continue reading Monoprints

Printmaking

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. . .

Exhibits & Performances, Printmaking

Printmaking Show

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

Photography, Printmaking

Gathering

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

Poetry, Printmaking, Writing

Other Lives

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

Felt & Fabric, Printmaking

War & Peace (Not the Book)

With the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, I've been thinking often about the dreadfulness of war. Here's two linocuts on war and peace I made years ago and first posted in 2014 and 2016. In 2003, when the US-led invasion of Iraq began, I made the War linocut. I printed one of the images on… Continue reading War & Peace (Not the Book)

drawing, Printmaking, Writing

How I’d Change the World

You may have heard about the far right-wing convoy of trucks that has occupied our capital in Canada for nearly two weeks. The organizers are opposed to all covid mandates and to the federal government. Their message has spread to demonstrations in other cities, to the border with the U.S. and around the world. After… Continue reading How I’d Change the World