A small, limited edition of 7 reduction linocut
The fox is curled up, snug and safe in the centre of a foxglove blossom, surrounded by further Digitalis Purpurea blossoms.
This year was an amazing Digitalis season; I seemed to encounter groups of foxgloves everywhere, weaving and waving in the wind, and I became a trifle obsessed with them, photographing them, sketching them, trying to work out the plant’s architecture and the internal structure of the flowers. As I had been sketching foxes for the last 18 months or so as well, the next step of working out how to combine foxes and foxglove flowers was logical. This linocut was one solution I came up with.
The ‘model’ for the fox in Foxglove Dreams is based on a photograph I took of my favourite little fox in our local museum gardens. One evening she approached me at twilight and curled up, just a few feet away from me. She snoozed for a few minutes before waking again, yawning hugely and then moving on. I felt honoured by her trust. I always love spending time with her.
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This is a reduction linocut, i.e. one block was used to print multiple layers and colours. This process cannot be repeated, i.e. it is a true limited edition.
There are two colour variations:
where 1: the first layer is magenta or 2: the first layer is a powdery pastel pink.
The final layer is black water-based relief printing ink, printed on acid free cartridge paper, 190gsm.
The print you receive might differ slightly from the ones on screen. Each linocut is individually inked, printed by hand and is unique.
Please be assured that I only enter prints that I believe to be beautiful into the limited edition.
Paper size: 295mm x 210mm approx. (11.6 inches x 8.2 inches approx.)
Print size: 200mm x 150mm approx. (8.2 inches x 6 inches approx.)