This Lino project was made for our minister, Martin Steyn, at Three Anchor Bay Dutch Reformed church as a farewell gift, and was commissioned by the governing body.
I chose one of the beautiful stained-glass windows in the church and transformed it into a lino artwork. This window, entitled, ‘Waiting for the coming of the Lord’ is a depiction of the ascension of Christ surrounded by his 11 disciples.
I cut the lino and made an edition of 6 lino prints of the relief – hence the mirror image of the wording on the painted lino block (picture above). These prints (pictures below) were hand painted with water colour paint to match the shades of the window. The used lino block was then primed with white oil paint, and the grooves filled in with colour. When everything was dry, I used my oil-based printing ink and roller to add the black layer over the paint. The painted block became the gift for our minister (picture above).