This peace was actually an assignment in art class. We were doing relief prints using linoleum and black ink our teacher said she wanted us to show a display of some emotion in our print. During the rough draft part of this peace I wasn’t planning on doing it and getting another F so I sat at a mirror and did a self portrait. The self portrait I did was simple enough that I was able to make it into a one color relief so I started working on it I was one of the first ones done and I’ve always liked this piece. The time I spent working on this piece about a month, I was able clear my mind for a short time. The reason I had chose this particular self portrait was there was a lot on my mind at the time.
When our teacher choose my print to be displayed at the local court house for an exhibit along with other art from students in the class, I didn’t have a name for it yet so as a joke I said “call it stuff cause he’s like thinking of stuff” everyone laughed so the name stuck.
This project really inspired a love of black and white art. Having learned how to make linocut prints I started to make a lot more rough draft ideas for future prints. Many of those ideas are shared here but I never actually got the materials to make another linocut out of any of them. Someday I hope to revisit linoleum cut printing maybe with more than one color but not likely anytime soon.