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« on: August 14, 2008 10:58:53 AM »

Hi All!

So, I made a series of prints based on Snow White, from grey linoleum, printed on really thin rice paper, about 12" by 15".  Gouged my fingertips a couple times, but it was worth it Smiley There are 3 scenes:

1 - Snow White meets the Old Woman (don't mind my finger)



2 - She eats the apple, and falls.



3 - The "prince" (<-- I refer to this figure in quotes because like in most fairy tale interpretations, this figure can be representative of many things to the viewer - not just a "Prince Charming" or "Knight in Shining Armour", etc..)(sorry about the tangent... I fall off the focus train sometimes)



I printed about 10 of each scene, and rearranged them to form different "stories" and handstitched them together with red thread - examples of the rearrangements:

- The original storyline - she meets the Old Woman, eats the apple and falls, and the "prince" awakens her.
- Snow White eats the apple, falls, then eats the apple again
- 3 repeated images of Snow White fallen

I am pretty happy with how everything turned out!!

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I hope you like them!  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008 11:10:56 AM »

I love the second story Cheesy (Snow White eats the apple, falls, then eats the apple again) 

These are amazing! I love the style, especially the way you did the trees and the characters' faces.

Great work!!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008 11:25:19 AM »

Those are beautiful.  I love your mash up ideas too.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008 11:46:49 AM »

I love these. I love the fact that snow white and the prince don't have faces. This rocks!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008 02:43:14 PM »

I am in awe of your carving skills! Shocked And yeah, love the no faces!
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008 03:12:06 PM »

wow - these are beautiful! you have awesome talent!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008 03:53:34 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I always had trouble with carving but your prints came out so well!
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2008 05:03:22 PM »

wow, these are incredibly beautiful. i'm in awe and really in love with them.
what will you do with them?
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008 06:43:45 AM »

Hey, thanks everyone  Cheesy
Those are gorgeous! I always had trouble with carving but your prints came out so well!
I had a hard time cutting my lino too... I think i restarted once, and adapted the design approximately a  billion times because ERRGH my chisels kept slipping, or I would get over confident haha
wow, these are incredibly beautiful. i'm in awe and really in love with them.
what will you do with them?
Luckily my apartment walls are pretty bare so I can display a few of the strips at a time and change up when i want Smiley  Right now I have 3 strips hanging vertically... I'm liking it

p.s. I just made a funny-weird connection... the Old Woman looks like my Grade 4 teacher  Undecided
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