May 17, 2016
You’re invited to the “First Proof Party” for Linnane Armstrong’s newest piece at Willow Pond Studio at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Linnane will be proof-printing the blocks for her newest work for the very first time at this event, a very exciting moment, and she would love to share the excitement with anyone who would like to come and learn more about her process.
This has been a year of big changes for Linnane with the birth of her son last Sept. She and her husband have been introducing their son to nature through regular hikes starting when he was only 3 weeks old. She states, “he loves being outdoors, and taking him to all of my favorite places here on Whidbey Island has inspired me to see them through new eyes.” This became the inspiration for her newest woodblock print, which has a working title of “Through a Child’s Eyes.” This whimsical piece captures creatures hidden in the shapes of landscapes and clouds (see woodblock below).
This is the first of several new pieces I will have ready to debut at the Froggwell Biennale, Aug. 5-7. Froggwell is the only show I am doing this year, and it feels great to focus on creating new work for it. Linnane’s work can be seen throughout the year at the Willow Pond Studio that she now shares with her mother and artist Mary Ellen O’Connor. Willow Pond Studio is a participant in the year-round self-guided art tour, the Whidbey Art Trail and is located at 1358 Willow Pond Lane, Coupeville.