Image: Figurative nature 1

Josephine Tigani
Figurative nature 1

linocut
(1-3) 32.0 x 28.2 cm (block) (each), 36.5 x 31.5 cm (sheet) (each)
Ave Maria College, Aberfeldie
The relationship between the natural world and mankind is difficult to define. I created this series to reflect the enduring unity between human beings and nature. Linocuts allowed for greater control when exploring textures and patterns. The patterns highlight the delicate yet powerful relationship between human beings and the wider world. I was inspired by the work of Ah Xian, whose ornate and intricate patterns express the simplicity of the human figure.