The Valley print

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The Valley print


'The Valley' (based on our local valley high up on the North Downs in Kent, where an ancient trackway runs through the woods and gives way to views like these). The chalk ridge of the North Downs is the remains of a huge seabed mountain that was lifted out of the water int he same prcesses that formed the Alps, and over time it was slowly eroded. The rolling hills and valleys of the Downs were not formed by rivers, but by the meltwater of the glaciers that covered England further north. There are no natural water sources high up on the Downs and these valleys are therefore known as dry valleys.    

Paper: 19 x 25 cm, 86gsm Awagami Masa 100% cellulose paper, smooth, white, matte, with torn or cut edges

Print: approx. size 14 x 21 cm, Speedball Posse ink in Riverstone Blue, matte

Edition: limited edition of 12. 

This print is a Linocut.
To make a linocut print, the design is carved into a traditional linoleum plate, in reverse, so that it will print the correct way round. The linoleum plate is then inkedup, paper is carefully placed on top, and it is put into one of my two Victorian book presses. The areas which were carved away will appearwhite on the print, and only the raised surfaces will have left
an impression.

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