Lou Davis

print & pattern, rhythm & ritual

  • Grace. 30x30 Lino Reduction Print.

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Art Every Day – February

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I spent quite a while in February composing the final image in the gallery above – the yellow and grey one. It’s a reduction lino print in five colours, the print size is 30cm square. I created it for an exhibition at the Holy Biscuit in Newcastle, responding to the phrase “your deeds don’t define you,” and this is a visualisation of what grace looks like.

All the lines in it are hand carved and in the carving they begin to undulate as the next line responds to the one before. This is a metaphor for living a life one day at a time where the events and actions shape us. That shape can be interrupted though, either by our own conscious decision or by major events in our life, and as we allow grace to shape us we emerge into the light, a complex and beautiful being.

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