Self-similarity - 140 x 100 cm. Limited edition linocut print by Marta Banaszak
Black and white linocut printed, signed and dated by the artist. On double FABRIANO Rosaspina Bianco 260g paper (total size 140x100 cm).
All prints come from artist’s own edition of 12 proofs (épreuve d’artiste)
Self-similarity of an object is when a part of this object replicates the whole itself. The patterns of chaos are all around us, from sea shells to spiral galaxies. Magnificent parts that replicate at an unbelievable scale. Even the coastlines seem to follow this mathematical pattern. The beauty of fractals fascinated ancient scholars, they called it Sacred Geometry.
Nature is the artist. The “Scientific Landscapes” series of linocuts and oil paintings is based on hand-picked images from the scientific world. These images are created by nature itself, they are transmitted to us through technological devices.
In the tradition of the Polish School of Printmaking. Since 1950 polish printmakers developed the technique of point linocut. The artist brings out a wide range of shades of grey from the linoleum plate by means of innumerable amount of small points of varied intensity. The more white dots, the more light. The linoleum plate is usually cut with a sharp-pointed chisel, but “maniac” printmakers use veterinary needles.