They're probably what I look forward to the most at a firework display and I have fond memories of sparklers in dark, damp back gardens.
|First of three linocuts: three scintillating sparklers.|
I had fun producing these lino images of coruscating sparks, harsh but tamed, between bonfire smoke and one's own breath, the sharpness of the sparklers matches the crispness of the air.
|Second linocut: two sparklers and a November moon.|
The prints are in three different shapes and on two types of lino (one being quite rough and misty), with aspects of monoprint and a fade from blue to black.
|Third linocut: a single sparkler in a smoky garden.|
Having got these together during the week, I had my humble back garden firework party last night, with a full moon, as foretold in art. They sparkled and went out - a tantalisingly transient pleasure.
|The same again but in real life!|
I think they're better in print than in photos.