John Scott Martin

Below & Above Linocuts

As a result of interest shown at a talk given by me at the Penlee Museum and Art Gallery in 2016 I commenced the development of a series of new linocuts.

A series of ten were inspired by the underground imagery of Cornish mines. There followed in 2017 a further series depicting the surface mining landscape of West Cornwall as seen now. I also made visual use of contemporary photographic references from the past in recreating mining scenery.

As with the marine linocuts they are hand printed onto a background of textured paper collages. Every print by this process is a unique image.

  • Image 1

    Blue Adit
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 2

    Blue Laddershaft
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 3

    Blue Ladderway
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 4

    Blue Stope
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 5

    Ochre Winze
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 6

    Red Tramway
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 7

    Sienna Skip Shaft
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 8

    Umber Tramway
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 8

    Red Level
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 8

    Much Hued
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 8

    Cargodna Stamps, Wheal Edward
    Image size: 20 x 20 cms
    Mount size 38 x 38 cms

  • Image 8

    Boswedden Cape Cornwall
    Image size: 20 x 20 cms
    Mount size 38 x 38 cms

  • Image 8

    Waiting at the Skip Shaft
    Image size: 20 x 20 cms
    Mount size 38 x 38 cms

  • Image 8

    St Just United. Cape Cornwall
    Image size: 20 x 20 cms
    Mount size 38 x 38 cms

  • Image 8

    Night Shift at Geevor
    Image size: 20 x 20 cms
    Mount size 38 x 38 cms

  • Image 8

    Wheal Drea, St. Just in Penwith
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 8

    Wheal Cock, Botallack
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 8

    Kenidjack Valley Steamworks
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 8

    Wheal Trewarvas
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 8

    Croust Time
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 8

    The Crowns, Botallack c.1860
    Image size: 20 x 20 cms
    Mount size 38 x 38 cms

  • Image 8

    Botallack Landscape
    Image size: 36 x 23 cms
    Mount size 48 x 33 cms

  • Image 8

    Levant Mine 20.10.1919
    Image size: 9 x 30 cms
    Mount size 25 x 45 cms

  • Image 8

    High Above the Crowns
    Image size: 21 x 9 cms
    Mount size 31 x 19 cms