Original Linocut - Island in the Storm
Based on the North German Hallig islands which regularly get submerged by the sea, leaving just the houses on their mounds visible. I spent all my childhood holidays in this part of the world and these flat, watery lands have always fascinated me.
- Colour: Prussian Blue (Cranfield oil-based ink)
- Paper: BFK Rives white etching paper, 270 gsm
- Paper size: 15 x 15 cm
- Printed area size: approx 10 x 10 cm
- Signed, dated.
- last prints of an open edition
Linocuts prints are made by carving a design into traditional linoleum plates which are then inked up and printed in my two Victorian printing presses. All the areas which have been carved away will not print onto the paper, therefore leaving the paper white. Single-colour linocuts are very striking and bold. It is also possible to create multiblock prints with several overlapping plates, or reduction prints where the same plate is gradually carved away as the layers are printed.