Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Say it with me, "A Flamboyance of Flamingos"


Is that not the perfect term for a group chorus line of hot pink, long-legged flamingos? Alliterative, apt, succinct, this flamboyance of three pink and fuchsia flamingos are about to break out into a can-can routine.

The typography I designed for the words represents their meaning; "Flamboyance" is flamboyant in line and colour; the letters of the word "flamingos" are made from the distinctive shapes of long, flexible flamingo heads and necks, and their long, thin legs.

These linoleum block printed flamingos are printed on Japanese kozo, or mulberry paper. The block is inked 'à la poupée', meaning the multiple colours (pink, fuchsia and black ink) are all inked at the same time, in small areas, and the print is pulled all at once. Each print is 10" by 12.5" or 25 cm by 39 cm in dimension. There are 10 prints in the edition.

I like how the reflections turned out.

This is my latest in my terms of venery series.

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