Bruny Alphabet

I’ve had an insanely mad and productive, labour intensive  month or so creating 25 lino blocks for my ‘Bruny Alphabet’ series.    It has been in my head for a while and it’s great to see it finally manifest.  Every spare minute of my time I’ve been carving my lino blocks and proofing.   Many late nights and my 25 lino blocks are finished, printed and  my Bruny Alphabet is ready for framing.  

How lucky I am to call Bruny Island “home”.  It is such a privilege to be surrounded by the astonishing natural beauty of Bruny land and seascapes.  My Bruny Alphabet- a series of 25 lino prints is a celebration of the diverse and magnificent flora, fauna and marine life that also inhabit this little island at the bottom of the world.

A – Abalone, B – Brown tree frog, C – Chiton,  D – Dragonfly, E – Echidna, F – Forty Spotted Pardalote, G – Geese (the two white geese on the way to the ferry! ), H – Hobart Brown Butterfly, I – Isoodon Obesulus (Southern Brown Bandcoot),  J – Jack Jumper, K- Kelp gulls, L – Lissotes Menaclas (Mount Mangana Stag Beetle), M – Masked Owl, N – Nodding Greenhood Orchid, O – Oyster Catcher, P – Possum, Q – Quoll, R – Rabbit, S – Swift Parrot, T – Tasmanian Waratah, U – Urchin, V- Velvet Seastar, W – White Wallaby, X – Xanthorrehoea australis (grasstree), Y – Yellow sundial shell, Z – Zoothera Lunalata (Bassian Thrush)    

Each lino print is 15cm x 15cm, printed in rich black lithographic ink (ie: black with lots of blue mixed in to soften it) and printed with my etching press onto Canson Edition  250gsm, Antique white paper.

(You can click on the images below and view them in a larger format.)


14 thoughts on “Bruny Alphabet

    1. Hi Judy, I can’t believe that I started it after you left and have it finished already ! I managed to get the entire float mounted alphabet up to town today safely! I’m getting it framed for our Artist from the Island Exhibition. I’m editioning the blocks tomorrow to also sell as individual prints. Which one would you like ? – I’ll post it up. We could do a trade if you like. I’d love to swap and have one of your prints.

    1. Helloooooo Linden ! Thankyou. Where has your blog disappeared to ? I miss it a lot. It was so inspiring. Hope all going will with ceramics for you. (smiley face back at you!) Jo

  1. Jo you are so talented. Your art touches my soul. You are on an amazing journey. I would love to buy this series on one piece. Can you please email me about purchasing one. Also I would like to email you how amazing your prints look now that i have framed them. I treasure the love and insight that goes into your work. Just beautiful xxx

    1. Hi Kim, We’ve got our Bruny “Artist from the Island” exhibition happening here on Bruny – Opening on Friday 22nd April to Sunday 1st May. They will be in there – I’m also making a 2nd edition to go up to Art at the Point Gallery on Bruny. Plus unframed prints for sale too for $45 each. 🙂

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