Am I Safe Here? by Lesley O’Neill
Linocut on Paper, Subject: People and portraits, Expressive and gestural style, From a limited edition of 3, Signed and numbered on the front, Framed and ready to hang, Size: 40 x 50 x 4 cm (framed) / 30 x 42 x 1 cm (unframed) / 20 x 30 cm (actual image size), Materials: Lino. Relief printing ink. Paper
Linocut self portrait with a church candle, looking for somewhere to feel safe and wearing a mask. We live in tricky times difficult to know where we are safe. I tried a little church in London, it felt calm, a place to think and find solace. Planning a self portrait where the eyes have to say so much is certainly a challenge but one that I relish. The actual cutting is cathartic I would recommend it! Playing around with different tools thus creating varied marks it what it is about, as important as the narrative. Printed on high quality Somerset paper.