The Traveller is my latest reduction print. I feel like things are finally coming together; I'm much more familiar with the ways of my bottle jack press, my Caligo Safe Wash ink is behaving itself and I have been able to tear myself away from renovating. The thing about doing renovations yourself is that you are always seeing other little projects that need doing. I have to ignore those projects because I'm not going to look back on my life and say, "I'm so glad I spent all that time fixing my soffits."
The Loon is a much more worthy preoccupation. The Loon is a diver and water is a symbol of dreams and multiple states of consciousness. No one who hears a loon cry on a misty lake can but be affected by this spirit of the north and feel that there is more to life than what we see on the surface.
I called this print "The Traveller" because of the little loon chick who rides on her mother's back. We are all travellers in a way. I kept thinking of this print as "Loon in the Lune". Hahaha. But it's not a "Lune", it's the morning sun. Which is good because "Loon in the Lune" is a very silly name!
This print will soon be available in my Etsy store, The Georgina Art Centre and hopefully the proof at Open Studio's Artist Proof sale.
© Laurel Martin 2010