Who controls you? - woodcut by Andy Madigan

Who controls you?

Who controls you? - woodcut by Andy Madigan

 

I completed a B.A. Degree in Fine Art Printmaking, and while the core focus of it was etching, screen-print and lithography my own interest towards the end was very much on block-print. I have always been keen on hard lines, contrast and strong colours, and found block gave this in abundance.

At that time most of my work was either directly or indirectly tied to politics – and this example is no exception. It was part of a series of woodcuts I did that I then converted to photo silkscreen, and printed large runs of posters I fly posted around the country. A different process, but not a million miles away from what stencil spray-painters do these days.

 

Love + Trust

Love + Trust

 

I did this silkscreen print back in 1997, and found a few from the edition a year or so back while clearing out an old portfolio case. It was actually the top of a larger drawing that I used in a different print. I like it. It sums up a phase in my life for me.