I vaguely remember that we did linocuts at primary school but can’t remember what I did nor printing it, so maybe we didn’t complete them. I wanted a cheap way of starting to print without a press, and thought linocuts might be worth trying.
I have always paused to talk to the chickens when passing them at Ouseburn Farm. The young chicken in this print was hatched at the farm, and is one of a group that tends to rush over to see me. Several of them, especially the young ones, have a habit of flying up onto the rail of the inner fence of their enclosure to look a bit closer at my face. The hint of dinosaur seems more obvious in these young birds.
I made some minor changes to the linocut, and think it is now finished unless the proof-printing shows up something I need to (and can) change, so I took a snap of the linocut and did a couple more rubbings with wax crayon.