A Snail’s Journey
Helena based printmaker Carol Montgomery’s body of work titled “A Snails Journey” is a collection of linocut prints documenting mythical aspects of snails, mermaids, birds, and horses. Originally from Santa Ana California, Carol has spent a large part of her art career in Helena and is beloved by the community.
I have found that I don’t know things until they happen. For instance, since my husband has died, I have heard many stories from people who have seen, feelings, dreams, or visions about those that have gone. My prints Ghosts, Spirits, and Dreams are about those things, but on paper. Some of my prints are from the Bannock Ghost Town in Montana – a State Park in Beaverhead County. Another about a tree in the forest of a friend’s ghost.
Another group of my prints are of a story about a couple of snails who are going on a journey. The snails began to have more and more to see in their life. The mermaid, the bird, the monster, the egg, and the town they’re there to see.
Two snails are going on a trip
They are singing as they go
A bird flew and fell out of an egg
The egg broke
And a monster came out
It began to sing