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Murmurations at Dusk

Original reduction linocut, limited edition of 6.

Print size 175 x 265mm

The fens of the Norfolk/Suffolk borders have formed an important background to my life since moving to East Anglia in the 1980s. The reeds and birdlife feature regularly in my artwork. This November the murmurations of starlings, combined with some fabulous skies, have helped entertain visitors to Redgrave and Lopham fen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The gold ink used on the reeds, especially the one in the foreground, give an added dimension to this print when the light catches it. One piece of lino was cut away to print the three background layers, then three smaller lino plates were used to create the reed in the foreground and the murmurations. Handprinted with oil-based ink on Somerset 250g paper using a small relief press.