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I originally started carving these doily patterns thinking I’d print them and use them as backgrounds for prints of other blocks. Maybe I would print the doily pattern in one color and then print a typewriter, or mini-cooper, or vintage telephone over the top of the pattern for example. I still like this idea but when I finished carving this block I thought maybe it would also be pretty cool as a stand alone image.
So today in the studio I decided to print it and see if it would hold up on its own. I think it works.
I’ve got three of these doily patterns carved and another one started. I think it’s a new series. What do you think? Does it make an interesting stand-alone image?