Jenny Carrington

Artwork - 2012

The first linocut for the year is an image of Inanna, the Sumerian Queen of Heaven. It is from the story of Inanna and the Huluppu Tree. She rescues a sapling from the flooding river and plants it in her garden. Tends to it for years with the intention of making a wedding bed out of it, but it becomes inhabited by the anzu bird, a serpent, and the dark maiden. And they wonít leave. Her brother Gilgamesh comes to her aid and forces them to leave, and he then carves her bed for her.

Inanna and the Huluppu Tree
Linocut. 30 x 22 cm.

Linocut. 30 x 22 cm.

Pen & Ink Drawing. 14 x 23 cm.

Pen & Ink Drawing. 14 x 23 cm.

Pen & Ink Drawing. 14 x 23 cm.

11 x 12 cm.

Earlier in the year I made a little double spine book that opens from the centre, and has a Coptic stitch binding. I recently added some pen drawings of landscapes that go across the four pages when both sides are opened. The pages on one side can be turned and the drawing will still match up with the other side. Each square image is folded in the centre.



Then, just for fun, I stacked all the images of each side in the StarStax program and came up with this...


Another book project was to make a series of simple 32 page A6 size pamphlet binding booklets of some of my artwork from the last forty years.

Sennefer Papyrus
Senneferís Pillars
Ancient Egypt (paintings)
Pen Drawing
Sacred Stone (pen)
Patterns in the Landscape (pen)
Figure Studies
The Path (paintings)
Trees with Attitude (pen)
Stone Carvings
Geometry (pen)
Digital Images
Celtic Drawings


Also a series of six family history books (of the same format) with personal info, photos, and anecdotes.

Some pencil drawings on A3 paper.

At the beach

Figure study