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Reduction Linocut ~ Edition of 10
Image ~ 297x400mm
Paper ~ 350x450mm Somerset Satin 250gsm
Ink ~ Hawthorn Printmakers ‘Stay Open’
Craig Goch is the top dam in a series of four in the beautiful Elan Valley. The reservoirs were built at the turn of the 20th century to supply water to Birmingham. This print shows the water overtopping the dam after a period of rain.
It is part of a series depicting iconic structures and buildings in the style in of a 1960s travel poster. The key design element in these prints is the extreme reduction of detail - reducing the subject to simple shapes and solid blocks of colour.
It is a limited edition, original print created using linseed oil-based inks from a hand-carved linoleum block. In the reduction technique the block is re-carved, inked and printed a number of times to create the final image and is destroyed in the process.