Each handmade Linocut print is pulled from carved linoleum blocks. Every one is unique and bears the individual variations of a hand crafted print. The prints are pressed using a nineteenth century copy press retaining the quality of traditional printing methods.
During this time of isolation I have found that the objects in the environment that I encounter daily when out on my permitted daily walks and cycles, become more intriguing each time pass. I have found that I am looking more closely and noticing relationships between the objects that lie in the hedgerows, or grow on stone walls, or find landfall on the banks of streams or ditches.
The colours, textures and shapes tangle and twist in a kind of quiet chaos that continues to form year after year regardless of the human crisis that is happening around them. The hedgerows of the East Neuk have a characteristically clipped appearance around the edge, this creates twisted and gnarled twigs and branches that form a background for the sweep of umbellifer seed heads and the pods of last year’s Campion. The print below was influenced by this roadside mayhem.