In difficult times even the Ghost Bear of Hookland takes comfort in the knowledge that the skies above were created from the massive skull of an Ancestor Bear. Some say it might have been the skull of a cave bear, but stories differ.
'May the ancestor cavebear watch over the Ghostbear of Hookland; may the ancestor cavebear watch over all of us!' Traditional Hookland Blessing
‘Ælfric of Coreham, the Saxon lord who passed into legend as guerrilla fighter against Norman rule in Hookland, also became known as ‘Ælfric the Wild’ and ‘Lord of the Woods’. He was the original owner of the bear that in death, manifested as the emblematic ghost bear of Hookland.’ @HooklandGuide
I carved two linoleum blocks, here they are printed side by side, the Ghost Bear enveloped by the skull of the Ancestral Bear and the stars.Limited edition linocut, edition of 9 numbered prints. Printed in Prussian Blue water-based ink on 190gs acid-free cartridge paper. Please note that your print may vary slightly from the image above; each linocut is printed by hand and is unique.
Paper size: 420mm x 300mm (16.4" x 11.6") approx.Print Size: 300mm x 200mm (11.6" x 8") approx.
10% of every sold ‘Under Ancestral Stars’ print goes to @HooklandGuide
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