True bibliophiles know the jumbled feelings that come from being interrupted while you're reading. Irritation? Certainly. But also a deep confusion, like you have to resettle into your body from wherever you had been in the text. An urgency to get back to where the story was leading (because you're pretty sure you know!).
I was also thinking about people's tendency to approach women and femmes in public spaces (like on transit) and ask them what they're reading in order to force a conversation start. Yuck.
I created this print to embody the energy of that gothic house on the corner that you're scared to trick-or-treat at. A person so beautifully intimidating that you think hard before interrupting them.
linocut reduction in which the matrix (linoleum) ceases to be by the end of printing.
limited edition of 28.
The image area measures 8x10" (20x25cm)
The paper measures 8.5x11" (21.25x26.5cm) and is a sheet of French Paper Speckletone True White.
Printed with rubber based Vanson ink, which is lightfast and will not fade over time.
It is part of my Reader Series.
10% of print sales are donated!
Thank you Batul Gulamhusein for the reference photo!