Store Cupboard Essentials – new print series
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In preparation for leaving part-time teaching this summer and returning to full-time freelance life, I’ve been working on lots of new work, and it’s been wonderful to really remember and embrace the joy of experimenting and trying new things! This Tomatoes linocut is the first in a series of store cupboard essentials, all adapted from blind contour sketches of some of the common food packaging most of us have kicking around in our pantries. Thanks to the nature of the blind contours – observational drawings done without looking at the paper – the prints are delightfully wonky, wobbly and awkward, and perfect for mis-registration!

Next on my cutting table will be Mustard and Golden Syrup (not all at once, that would be gross), and they’ll join my new Tall Wildflowers series in my shop soon. I might even enter them into the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair!

Becca Thorne
Bristol, United Kingdom

I’m a linocut specialist, creating work with a retro, rustic, organic feel. My work is frequently used to illustrate historical books and editorials which require a medieval or T… Show more.

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