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Question 7: Did you develop a personal technique in the use of these media? If so, how would you describe it?


A specific technique, well I can speak of my Politically incorrects, it’s painting on linoleum from the 1970s. You must remember that back then , people weren’t afraid of colours, the patterns were big and bright. It was after LSD or during LSD, I’m not too sure, but it’s a period that I really like in terms of style, design. Everything was bursting out and we didn’t seem to be scared of wearing bright colours, wearing completely crazy patterns. Society was totally out there too. I can’t recall when I found this linoleum in the basement at my mother’s. I asked if she had a use for it, and she said no. I was very happy. The way I used it, the technique – I’m probably not the only one doing this type of things – I applied a rough layer of white latex on the linoleum then I drew in the characters or what I wanted to draw with India ink or black acrylic. I then retrieved the colour from the linoleum by scratching the surface with a dry point. This was the first time I’d ever done anything like that. I found it a lot of fun. I can’t say if I’ll ever do this again, but anyway it’s something I enjoyed doing.