All this intensive reading has spurred another design for lino cutting. This is provisionally titled Near the end.
Yesterday I finished reading Cultural Threads edited by Jessica Hemmings. I found it to be an excellent, enlightening collection of writings about artists from a variety of origins around the world who use textile in their practice, and what it is to use traditional design in contemporary work. It is thoroughly thought-provoking.
Ever since I went to see the Turner late works exhibition I have felt the need to find out more about this artist. I have passed all these years being aware of his work, of course, but not really knowing much about it. So, my next daytime serious heavy (in weight) reading is starting with Turner in his time by Andrew Wilton.