The Last of the Peasantry: Study 3 - Sun & Fire (EV II/II)

£ 50.00

Varied Edition of 6

Image ~ 200x297mm

Paper ~ 250x350mm Somerset Satin 250gsm

Ink ~ Hawthorn Printmakers ‘Stay Open’

This is a study for a larger linocut depicting the last four lines of the RS Thomas poem 'The Last of the Peasantry'. I find the words stark and have attempted to depict this, alongside the character's lack of joy in his existence. The vibrant colour of the sun and the fire are meant as a counterpoint to this and symbolise a warmth and hope that he seems oblivious to.

It is a varied edition; EV I/II has black eyes and comprises # 1-3, EV II/II has grey eyes and comprises # 4-6