This is a limited edition linocut print (of an edition of 30) of the Summer hedgerow flowers of honeysuckle, wild rose and bramble .
During the extraordinary Spring of this years I began making drawings of the plants in my local hedgerow, taking snippings home and drawing them. These drawings slowly developed into this print.
The title "Sumer is Icumen in" is from the traditional Medieval round and translates as "Summer is coming in". I thought it appropriate for a circular print that celebrates the arrival of Summer.
Each is hand printed and pulled with environmentally-friendly, waterbased ink on heavyweight quality, soft paper.
Each print varies slightly due of the pressure and amount of ink, so each one is unique.
The photographs show the stages of the print being made, from my initial sketches, to the carving of the lino and the hand printing of each print.
Each print is signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
The dimensions are 30cm by 30cm.
Each will be backed on a board, wrapped in cellophane and then in archival tissue with ribbon. It will be securely posted by First Class mail.