Every year this poor pot loses another coil. A bit of his ear has gone.
A screenshot from early August 2018. I added this photo of a linocut to google maps as a visual celebration of misunderstandings. At the time, the gallery was showing “‘Dim ond geiriau ydi iaith’ (Language is only words)”, with the theme of word and image. My “No Need to Understand Everything” print sort of fits in with that idea, but wouldn’t have fitted into that exhibition.
This link has an interesting explanation of the poem quoted above: https://bywaryfiweng.wordpress.com/llyn-in-verse-myrddin-ap-dafydd-91013/
Today I was cutting the little circles above the moons and below ‘rhaid deall’. All going well, it took most of an Archive Hour on the radio. Then, of course, there’s always a critic who has to sniff around the entire block.
In December 2016, the Welsh Art Therapists group got together for a day out in Carmarthen. They booked a room to make some lino prints at Yr Atom, a Welsh cultural centre which is based at the site of the Carmarthen Journal.
Printing in a newspaper office should be easy, you’d think. Unfortunately the room has been set out for vocal meetings, not for art making. We got around the lack of sink by putting some bowls of water ready for cleaning lino and rollers.
A nice quiet hour of transferring drawings to lino then cutting.
Then some printing. Was that Art Therapy? No.