After the Storm: Paal 28, Texel
- Unmounted Print
- Reduction Linocut
- Ref: 527359
Edition of 3
Image ~ 297x200mm
Paper ~ 250x350mm Strathmore 500 Riverpoint 280gsm
Ink ~ Hawthorn Printmakers ‘Stay Open’
This is one of an unintended series of three prints. The initial sketches were made the day before the first COVID-19 lockdown in Wales and were very different. Their development presented many problems until I came to realise that these prints had become entangled with my emotional responses to the pandemic. I then saw the works as a series - depicting the calm after the storm - and reflective of my hopes for a return to normality promised by the development of vaccines. They can also be seen to represent the ‘breathing space’ the pandemic has provided for the environment.
The large areas of grey reflect that for many this ‘normality’ will be filled with loss and pain.
P&P Group 2