Wildcat Woman

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Wildcat Woman
Anna Ruiz
Image size:
455mm x 450mm
Paper size:
560mm x 560mm
Linocut on Fabriano Artistico paper
Open edition, signed by the artist
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"How does a Wild Woman affect women? With her as ally, as leader, model, teacher, we see, not through two eyes, but through the eyes of intuition which is many eyed".

Women Who Run with the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Wildcat Woman takes inspiration from the Greek goddess Artemis (Roman Diana), the goddess of wild animals and the hunt. She also represents the independent feminine spirit.

This large-scale version of the Wildcat Woman is an original hand-carved linocut print.

A variant of woodcut, linocut is a relief print technique dating back to the beginning of the 1900s. Linoleum is a natural material made out of linseed oil and other residual materials like pine resin and wood dust. The design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, chisel or gouge and then inked and pressed onto fabric or paper.

Printed using a Vandercook press on Fabriano Artistico paper.