Strut your stuff

 

‘People tend to forget that play is serious.’

David Hockney

 

Portrait of David Hockney by Andy Warhol

 

Theodor is one of my favourite prints that I have made.

For me he encapsulates the essence of a cheeky guy up for a bit of fun.

 

Rona Green, Theodor, 2008, linocut, ink & watercolour, 76 x 56 cm, edition 13

 

Theodor was inspired by an eclectic mix of things I fancy:

 

1. Labrador Retriever’s.

These little fella’s pictured are from the Guide Dogs Victoria website.

A couple of my relatives had Labradors for pets and I adored playing with them.

 

Labrador Retriever’s being serious

 

2. AC/DC

One of the best rock and roll bands ever.

They were fronted fantastically by the swanky Bon Scott, from 1974-1980, until his unfortunate demise.

 

The awesome AC/DC

 

The ballsy Bon Scott

 

3. Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins.

Master tattooist and all round purveyor of cool.

 

The spectacular Sailor Jerry

 

Tasty Sailor Jerry flash

 

After Theodor was finished I thought he needed a gang so I made him some friends – Crazy Daisy and The Duke.

 

Rona Green, Crazy Daisy, 2008, linocut, ink & watercolour, 76 x 56 cm, edition 13

 

Rona Green, The Duke, 2008, linocut, ink & watercolour, 76 x 56 cm, edition 13

 

A pretty smooth crew if I do say so myself!

 

 


2 Comments on “Strut your stuff”

  1. Debra says:

    They are sooo cool!!! I like your inspriations too. I’m one of those people that still refer to the lead singer of AC/DC, as they are today, as the new guy!!! Probably showing my age…
    Cheers,
    D
    🙂


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