Three Femmes ~ Linocut Project

 

Image Descriptions: Three black and white scanned block prints. The first print is of a femme with small crescent moon shapes floating in the background above her. She wears a crewneck shirt with one small crescent moon on it. Her eyes are cast downward and she has a curly fro. The second print is of a femme with stars floating in the background above her. She wears a crew neck black shirt with white polka dots. Her eyes are closed and she has shoulder length wavy hair. The third print is of a femme with four-petaled flowers floating in the background beside and above them. They are wearing a black sweater with a small heart on it and hoop earrings . Their eyes are cast downward and their hair is in a tight bun.

Over the past few months I have picked up block printing again. These are three recent femme characters I imagined, carved, and then printed. Delving back in to this medium has been fulfilling and educational as I’ve played with different materials and tools. I especially love these prints because they depict queers, femmes, living in their beauty and resilience.

These were hand carved on linoleum blocks and printed with Blick block printing ink on some basic Strathmore printmaking paper I had lying around.