Australian Floral Emblems 2014 – a Fine Art Handpainted Linocut by Lynette Weir
This Fine Art Linocut Limited Edition Relief Print takes the Floral Emblems for each State or Territory of Australia and weaves them into a design held together by the Australian Floral Emblem – the Golden Wattle – Acacia pycnantha.
Victoria – Common Heath – Epacris impressa
Tasmania – Tasmanian Blue Gum – Eucalyptus globulus
Australian Capital Territory – Royal Bluebell – Wahlenbergia gloriosa
South Australia – Sturts Desert Pea – Swainsona formosa
Western Australia – Mangles Kangaroo Paw – Anigosanthos manglesii
Northern Territory – Sturts Desert Rose – Gossypium sturtianum
Queensland – Cooktown Orchid – Dendrobium phalaenopsis
New South Wales – Waratah – Telopia speciosissima
The design begins as an idea in a small sketch, developed with a clear understanding of the structures of the wildflowers. It is then worked into drawings grounded in draughtsmanship. The work is designed into a linocut/linoblock print in the tradition of fine art relief printmaking creating a template to follow for carving. After it is hand carved using special fine carving tools it is printed onto archival art paper and handpainted with watercolours.
It was commissioned as a gift for Lismore City Council’s Sister City – Yamato-Takada – for the Mayor and General Manager’s visit in April 2014 and joins the previous purchase by Lismore City Council and Yamato-Takada 50th Anniversary of the first Sister City relationship program.
© Copyright Lynette Weir – Artwork may not be reproduced without permission