Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Moosebike" Skull

This linocut on birch bark comes from Marnie Blair of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The message included this note, "It depicts a skeleton riding an old exercise bike that has a moose skull strapped to the front. The bike is being propelled through the air by an old boat motor. I carved this based on a still life I used to set up for my drawing students at Thompson Rivers University. The students called it "Moosebike" and they loved drawing it."

The linocut it's self is a great piece of curiosity. The collection of images is interesting to say the least. Placing it on the birch bark lends a wonderful wooden quality as if this piece had it's own natural frame. Thanks for the great work, Marnie!

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