About this listing
Reduction Linocut ~ Edition of 10
Image ~ 297x200mm
Paper ~ 350x250mm Somerset Satin 250gsm
Ink ~ Hawthorn Printmakers ‘Stay Open’
The remains of the neolithic burial chamber at Pentre Ifan lie on the northern slopes of the Preseli hills in Pembrokeshire. It is one of those liminal places that fascinate me - where the worlds of its builders and of their ancestors overlapped.
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.