With the best intent in the world a pug could not be described as a beautiful dog. Bruce the pug, is however very cute and surprisingly thoughtful looking; when he eventually settles down. Here I have caught him in a rare moment of relaxation between frantic bouts of attention seeking mayhem.
This work is done using the suicide method of block printing. For this you produce a multi-coloured print using the same block, by progressively cutting away each colour. You end up totally destroying the block, so there’s little room for error and there’s no chance of ever doing a reprinted edition.
I printed wet on wet to get a slightly ‘fizzy’ surface texture and to encourage some colour mixing.
Oil pigment onto Zercoll paper.