Monday, 7 November 2011


This is from Day 2 of my print-making workshop, more lino-cutting. 

The image is from an Elizabethan design book: apparently peapods were a popular design motif at that time, in common with other plants and flowers. 

Plants were often used not just for their aesthetic appeal, but as metaphors for all elements of life.   In keeping with the more bawdy portrayals of Elizabethan society, peapods were reknown for their phallic symbolism.  I can almost hear the Blackadder theme music striking up. 

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