Light in the Loafers LINOCUT PRINT
Light in the Loafers LINOCUT PRINT
Light in the Loafers Linocut Print
A handmade, original, open edition linocut print entitled, "Light in the Loafers." This simple bold print features a jaunty pair of loafers lightly resting on a pillow of cloud surrounded by a two banners with the text "Light in the Loafers." Historically, the phrase "Light in the Loafers" was used as a covert way to identify another member of the LGBTQ+ community.
This original, open edition linocut print, entitled "Light in the Loafers," features a whimsical depiction of a pair of loafers resting lightly on a cloud, framed by banners with the idiom. Historically, "Light in the Loafers" originated as a covert term within the LGBTQ+ community, used as a subtle way to identify fellow members during times when open expression of queerness was met with significant societal challenges.
Over time, the phrase has evolved in its use and interpretation. While initially serving as a discreet signal among members of the LGBTQ+ community, it was later adopted and sometimes used pejoratively by those outside the community. Despite this, the LGBTQ+ community has often reclaimed such terms, stripping them of their derogatory intent and transforming them into symbols of pride and resilience. This print captures the duality of the term – a nod to its past as a discreet signal and its present status as an emblem of resilience and self-acceptance in the LGBTQ+ community.
The linocut is hand printed using Speedball Professional Block Printing Ink (Black) on beautiful Strathmore 150gsm printmaking paper.
Each print is signed and dated in pencil by Eric Van Giessen. This is an open edition print and as such does not include edition numeration.
Every step in the process of making the linocut, from designing and drawing, to carving and printing, is done entirely by hand by me. This means that every print in the edition is absolutely unique and may vary ever so slightly from the illustration. These differences and imperfections are not flaws, but rather an inevitable outcome of the handmade process.
All prints are dispatched within 3 business days in a board-backed (acid-free), protective cellophane sleeve, ready to frame or give as a gift. They are then carefully packed in a rigid mailer and dispatched via Canada Post. Standard lettermail and tracked shipping options are available and may be selected at checkout.
Image: 95 x 140 mm (3.75 x 5.5") approx.
Paper: 127 x 178mm (5x7") approx.
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