City Sunlight (ii)
Medium: Linocut print – ink on paper
Dimensions: Image size 15cm (height), 10cm (width). Total paper size: 42cm (height), 30cm (width)
Notes: The border around the image allows for framing and matting (if desired), or it can be trimmed. This linocut created by Rodney has been kindly and generously printed on quality paper by Bridget Hillebrand of the Silk Linocut Print Room. The effect in the image has been created by double printing the linocut on the paper. We think this piece would look stunning hung with Rodney’s other linocut print, which is a single-printed version of this linocut print). The artists has signed the work beneath the image in pencil, as per convention. Please contact us for further images if required.
Rodney Mallee started drawing at a young age. Art is Rodney’s life; it’s a way for him to escape and it makes him feel happy.
After his parents kicked him out of home, Rodney lived on and off the streets for eight years.
In between being homeless he found temporary shelter in public housing and crisis accommodation, started using ice and heroine, and was raped twice.
To get by, Rodney begged, sold his art and scrounged.
Although Rodney was scared while homeless, he also describes feeling alive during this time; and also that his prayers were often answered.
To read more about Rodney, click here.