Rhythm and Line
Working predominantly with woodcuts and linocuts, Fife-based artist Hilke MacIntyre creates images which are bold, quirky and evocative with strong colours and abstract patterns. In 2013 she took part in a Scottish Poetry Library and Edinburgh Printmakers collaboration of poetry and printmaking. As StAnza’s artist in residence for 2016, she welcomed the opportunity to develop more images linked with poetry, and was above all inspired by the playfulness and the sense of collaboration and communication at the festival. She has produced a series of linocuts and paintings responding to the spirit of the festival, embracing the energy of people coming together, the fun and the beautiful location and above all the atmosphere of StAnza. In the direct and tactile printmaking methods she uses, the image is cut with a knife into a block of linoleum or wood from which it is then printed onto paper using a traditional press.