by Cally Conway
'Lilith'-A handcarved limited edition linocut print. Printed as an edition of 50 on 280gsm Fabriano Rosaspina paper.
The print also references symbols associated with the occult and magic such as the hand of mysteries, the Hamsa or third eye, and celestial stars/moon. Herbs and flowers associated with folklore and witchcraft medicines/potions appear around the hand: belladonna, hemlock, moonflowers, henbane, elder berries, and hawthorn.
She really fell in love with the process of linocut; something about the carved line as a way to translate her sketches, and to explore pattern and texture.
This print is shown at Atelier Beside the Sea as part of the Bloom Exhibition.