Assembling William Kentridge’s Linocut Trees

Kentridge - Lekkerbreek - 2013 - Linocut

 

The work above is one of William Kentridge’s new linocut trees, titled Lekkerbreek. The image is constructed from individual dictionary pages that have a small section of the image printed on them by the David Krut Print Workshop printers and then pain-stakingly assembled like a puzzle with overlapping pages and small, torn additions into the complete work. One can view this process on a weekday at DKW, Arts on Main.

The images below show DKW Manager Jillian Ross, printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg, and David Krut Projects Manager Mary Wafer¬†working on Lekkerbreek‘s companion piece If you have no eye…¬†that incorporates many textual aspects in the trunk and branches of the tree itself.

Images have been provided by Elzette de Beer and Noma Ngwenya.

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