What is the Macabre Art site all about? I’m so glad you asked.
This is the art of Ed Walker. I am a writer and computer professional and am now trying my hand at art.
I love all things weird and macabre. I help my wife run her gothic-themed store providing macabre products. I always wanted to have a cool hobby and the ability to make products for her store.
My love of horror films and all things gothic shaped my sensibilities for the subject matter.
I love texture and dimension in art so relief carving seemed the perfect direction for me.
I’ve worked in both linoleum and wood mediums and enjoy both. The carving is actually my favorite part of the process.
As opposed to digital art, linocarvings or linocuts and woodcuts celebrate the long tradition of handmade editioned art that has been practiced for millennia. While woodblock printmaking goes back thousands of years, linocut was popularised by artists like Picasso in the early part of the 20th century because of the wider availability and softer texture of linoleum.
All parts of my process are done by hand. I either draw an original picture or cobble together bits and pieces of existing images to create something unique.
I carve the design into the medium and can then either paint it as a unique art object or use it to create printed products.
Each one is truly an original work of art.
Most of my work will be bas relief linocut meaning that I will carve the linoleum as the art in and of itself. It may be painted or simply polished to showcase the beauty of the linoleum sculpted into an image. I will occasionally offer prints of work but I intend to focus on bas relief.