Metro Crossword

by okayart


Olivia J. Kiers. “Metro Crossword.” Linocut. 4 x 6″. 2017.

After years of printmaking, I’m still struggling to mirror every single letter correctly, but this work is part of a new direction where I’m using ink transfers directly from rubbing newsprint sources (Like the Boston Metro) to create the “drawing” on the block before I carve. Not everything transfers, so I do still have to fill in the gaps, especially for the small print.

This is the most straightforward composition so far, simply because I like the crossword box and didn’t feel like altering it too much. I’m working on others that are more dynamic (diagonal print, collage of headlines, et cetera.)