I made this large linocut a couple of years ago and never got around to printing it. I’m not sure why; it was never the right time. I had the idea for this image while thinking about the phenomenon of obsolescence, becoming irrelevant or useless over time due to new developments in technique, mechanism or style. I wanted to counterpose something that was obsolescent before it was even built with something that can never become obsolescent, that can only change.
A small edition, entirely hand-printed with a ball-bearing baren at Flight 64 printmaking studio in Portland, OR in the winter of 2021.