Do You Like My New Do? 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
A black and white Linocut, self portrait wearing a hair piece. Depicting the effects of Long Covid as seen through the artists eye and from first hand experience. The ‘new do’ refers to the hair piece a take on the long tale of covid (ponytail). A serious subject and I should know but with a hint of humour. The white hair is striking against the inky black but also looks quite decorative. I’m not sure that was my intention but as the cutting progressed it was obviously the way it was going and I am happy with that. I love the process and of never quite being able to predict the finished result.