This print is inspired by a scene I came across while out on my bike. I was annoyed to find my way blocked by a flooded road following heavy rain, so I took a photograph to send to the highways department. It was only then I noticed the wonderful reflections created by the clouds and the trees, so I got out my sketchbook instead. I eventually made my way round the flood by pushing my bike through a very muddy field, while at the same time moaning about it to a hapless farm worker who I think was on his way to the porta-loo when I waylaid him!
This original reduction linocut is from a very small edition of 10. The reduction method (my favourite technique) uses a single piece of lino to produce a multi-coloured print. The lino is gradually cut away as each layer is printed and the image emerges. Sometimes, only a very small printable area remains for the final, darkest tone. As the block is essentially destroyed during the process, a reduction print can never be reprinted.
Print size 223 x 280mm. Hand printed on Somerset Satin 250g paper using a small relief press. Due to the nature of the printmaking process minor variations can occur between prints, making each one a truly unique piece of artwork.
Each print is numbered, titled and signed at the bottom. This print is shipped unmounted allowing the buyer to choose how to mount the work. The artwork will be shipped flat protected by strong cardboard packaging and sent by tracked mail.