Thursday, March 23, 2006

Year of the Dog
Baren New Year Exchange
“Howling Drummer”
Linocut, Artools sepia oil-based ink on masa paper, 3.5"x5.5"

As a result of visiting Mayan ruins while living in El Salvador and Honduras, I’ve developed a love of Mayan hieroglyphics. The dog is frequently found in glyphs dealing with death and is often a guide to the underworld. This is from a glyph but I wanted a sense of humor so he is accompanying himself on the drum.

This was a 65 print edition using my new ball-bearing baren. I loved how easy it was to get results as solid as I’ve been able to achieve on my large Dick Blick Masteretch press. The inking and printing took the same amount of time, which surprised me.


Annie B said...

Hi Diane,

I love this Mayan-inspired howler! Great job. I've never used a press, but I love my ball-bearing baren, too. Well worth the investment. I'm looking forward to getting to know more about you and your work through your blog. Best, Annie

Diane Cutter said...

Thanks, Annie... Coming from you, that's high praise, as I'm a big fan of your work...