The Home Run
By Ginette, Nov 30 2015 01:30AM
This is a screen print that I made a while ago. I used hand cut paper stencils to keep the design really simple. I was looking at old matchbox labels for inspiration, which I love for their simplicity and clever designs. Printing methods meant only limited colours could be used which creates really bold images.
This scene is the bottom of the ski run into Canazei, a very pretty town in the Dolomites, Italy. It is a view that content skiers admire after a good day up the mountain. In the winter the stream is frozen and the gnome hibernates in his cave, hidden by snow. In the spring, the stream comes back to life and when the snow melts the gnome can be see spring cleaning his cave. I think he has been vandalised in recent years so luckily is captured here on paper for posterity.