Several months ago I created this linocut of a heart. The photo below shows my initial sketches, the carved linoleum, and the print on paper and on fabric. I wanted to take it further, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it.
I’m currently enrolled in a six week silkscreen printing class at San Francisco Art Institute with artist Jonathan Palmer. The class has just three other students, so we have plenty of time to get help with the techniques that all take time to learn. I am intrigued with the idea of combining silkscreen images with some of my linocuts. The heart lino seemed like a good starting point for exploring this. Here are some photos of my first project where I silkscreened a hand drawn nest-like background and some wings, then printed the heart over it. I’m pleased with the result.