The Marshmare of Hookland, emerging from the pale mists of the Restal Waste, wreathed in eels and water weeds
‘…I reach St. George’s Island in the Restal Waste. Out here the Bone Horse - Withev at Midsummer, Grisgest at Midwinter - is known only as the Marshmare. Instead of floral crown or ivy diadem, she wears a coronet of water weeds and eels, representing deep a story entanglement of fishing with horse heads and eels as ghost eaters, soul salvagers. Knowing the secrets of others souls by nibbling on corpses. It’s said the Marshmare rises through the gift of the Empress Eel.’
- From ‘Kissing the Eel’ by Emily Banting, 1982. The full article was originally published in 1982 in Hookland. Republished in Rituals and Declarations zine (volume 2, Issue 3) and reproduced with kind permission of David Southwell of the Hookland Folklore Society.
Limited edition of 9 numbered linocut prints.
Paper size: 490mm x 350mm approx. (19 inches x 14 inches approx.)
Print size: 400mm x 285mm approx. (15.6 inches x 11.2 inches approx.)
Printed in Prussian Blue water-based ink on 190gsm acid-free cartridge paper.
Please note that the colour of the print you receive might look different from the way it appears on your screen. Your print may vary slightly from the image above; each linocut is individually inked, printed by hand and is unique.
The Marshmare is the largest print I have done in a few years.
This means that she will have to be posted in a flat pack rather than in a postal tube to prevent creasing of the paper, resulting in slightly more expensive postage.
10% of every sold print of the Marshmare goes to @HooklandGuide