Polarities: The Zodiac Signs

I am thrilled to share with you my latest series I have created called “Polarities”, where I have interpreted the star signs through the eyes of Lapine, my origami rabbit which is also my avatar / muse. She is also a flaneuse who, like me, loves to travel and roam the world. This whimsical series will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Seen through the lens of the Zodiac’s grand cycle of life, I created these art works with lino-cut as a medium. After I finalised my concept with pencil drawings, I carve each image out on linoleum, giving me the outlines, I need to print. I then ink each of them and put them through my trusty hand press, creating a semi-embossed black and white image on Fabriano paper. After they air dry, I finally get to the fun part: hand colouring them with ink, to give it a stained-glass effect.

“The twelve signs of the Zodiac cycle are divided into six groups, containing two each. Each two-sign group is called a Polarity, usually referred to as ‘opposites’. These signs rest on opposite sides of the Zodiac cycle. While polarities may have similar goals and values, the polarity-quality focusses on the differences between their approaches to life. This polarity is the spark that occurs between opposing energies.”