Little prints and a little fame

In my last blog I wrote about prints I was fighting with — prints that were intended for the Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s Give and Take Exchange. Here are the two resulting prints:

Elizabeth Busey. Kaleidoscopic Meristem.  Linoleum Reduction
Print, 7 x 9in, 2014.
Elizabeth Busey, Prismatic Tatting. Linoleum
Reduction Print, 7 x 9in, 2014.

Each of these prints has 8 layers of color. As I added each layer, the preceding layers would suddenly cease separating from one another and become a more coherent whole. Gradations for the last two layers helped give the cross-sections a bit of dimension as well.

I am looking forward to seeing the exchange prints that will come my way later this spring.

And now for my small bit of fame: I was fortunate to be the first artist to display work at the Columbus (IN) Regional Hospital’s WellConnect facility in downtown Columbus. Imagine my surprise when watching the Olympics last month, when suddenly a commercial for WellConnect came across the screen. Click on the link to see a glimpse of my work. I must admit that it looks much more impressive on my television than on my phone. A gold medal moment for me this winter!

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3 Replies to “Little prints and a little fame”

  1. These are both beautiful. Although I really liked the green one in the difficult, intermediate stage you wrote/illustrated earlier. I liked the near random pattern of yellow-green trapezoids……They are both quite different. Are they printed from the same linoleum blocks? At any rate they are lovely and quite difficult to assess re: scale. They seem much larger than 7"x9". Congratulations on solving this small dilemma so well.

  2. The prints come from the same pencil drawing of the lace-like cell structure, but each had their own block. I wanted to see the difference in effect for one that had a dark background, and another the light. I actually prefer the darker one — more complex colors, etc. Also, the way I cropped the image makes the white background one a bit more difficult to understand. I usually don't do studies of imagery, but I'm now considering doing this more often, because I learned a great deal.

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