“Steg” is the title of a linoprint, edition of 20, made by artist printmaker Katja Rosenberg for an exhibition at her local community centre. The Mill on Coppermill Lane in Walthamstow East London, has a strong art program. The exhibition ‘At Home at the Mill’ is part of the very popular East London art festival E17 Art Trail. Proceeds from sales of the print edition benefit The Mill.
Katja Rosenberg tells us a little about Steg the linoprint:
“When thinking about the subject of my piece of art for the E17 Art Trail exhibition “At Home at the Mill“, the choice immediately seemed easy and obvious – it would have to be a portrait of the much-loved large centrepiece of the Mill’s children’s play area, produced by an inspired lady called Vanessa and 60 children around a year ago to replace a wobbly rhino. His name is Steg – also for obvious reasons.
My little flat serves me in many ways, not just as a home but also as a quirky occasional hotel for keen London travellers, and also as my art studio with a small press. The process of making this linoprint included my flatmate Tinki (see picture below) and my current Brazilian printmaker guest, alongside some focussed Facebook friends who were following the process by looking at pictures I took as I went along (see pictures below) and shared on my laptop right by the press for feedback on design decisions, and that was very good fun.
Steg is now born, will be on show in the Mill during the art trail, costs a laughable £35 unframed, £45 framed, and has 19 identical siblings, all equally lovingly hand printed, needless to say. Please buy him if you like him, as 100% of the proceeds before framing go directly towards the good work the Mill is doing for the local community, of which I am a member!”
“Just think about what 10 sold Stegs could do for the Mill”, says Katja.