ABOUT THIS ARTWORK INTRO: Femme Fatale is one of ten original Lino-cuts pressings from the series “Lino Divas1” (see "Lino Divas Montage 1") Lino Divas1 was, and still is an original series of ten individual Lino-cuts(hand made relief prints) of Pop-art style women (divas). This project was my very first stab at using the “Lino Cut” technique as a form of printmaking. These print pressings are a stark contrast from my usual ethereal and intricate line etchings, and even my watercolours and oils both figurative and fantasy. Lino Divas1 celebrates psychedelia in a different way to my fantasy etchings and watercolours, and possesses a retro Pop-Art edginess rare in much of my work.
MY INTENTION BEHIND LINO DIVAS1 was to create a three dimensional effect using complimentary colours - an exploration of blocks of vibrant colour against a complimentary colour background whereby certain colours recede and others "leap out at you". To achieve this (for each individual diva image - see "Artworks), I chose the method of "Lino-Cut" (relieve printing) then, instead of paper, chose to print each diva onto layers of clear and colour acetate. The result is exceptional. The combination of the bold colour superimposed onto layer upon layer of shimmery acetate creates a particularly three dimensional effect, rather like that of a hologram!
NOTE: For details on how to purchase one or more of my original "Lino Divas1"series, please visit my "Art work" page on Art finder. ALSO available for sale is my LINO DIVAS MONTAGE1 (poster) sold as limited edition prints on good quality paper. When displaying each original Lino Diva in its boarder-less magnetic mount, you may create your own wall montage by placing each diva next to the other.
Lino-cut pressed on 4 layers of clear acetate, with colour acetate as a backdrop, protected in a plastic, magnetic, boarder less mount..