Greetings from Melbourne

Greetings from Melbourne

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Larissa MacFarlane
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2020
175mm x 110mm x 1mm
Multicoloured lino print with postage stamp. Limited edition, 13/15.

"This series of small and multi-layered linocuts, was recently made during the four months of Naarm/Melbourne’s long second lockdown. Covid 19 has had a gruelling impact upon my Disabled life. But I have found solace by deep diving into my lifelong love of postage stamps, postmarks and envelopes with their varying inner pale blue patterns. Each of these postcard sized artworks and delicate paper cranes, incorporate many individual linocut blocks, as well as carefully chosen Australian postage stamps. The long slow process of carving lino seemed to match and even harmonise with the warped sense of time and isolation that Covid restrictions brought to Melbourne. Each of these artworks were also made for various print exchanges. This means they have been sent via mail post around the world to swap with other artists. The paper cranes represent my hope for a fair and just recovery for the planet and all on it. There is an ancient Japanese legend that promises that if you fold one thousand paper cranes, you will be granted a wish by the Goddesses/Gods. I wish you all the health you need, strong connections to those that you love, creativity to grow compassion, and the courage to make a difference as we rebuild and recover."
Larissa MacFarlane