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Artist's description:

Wood engraving. A figure holds their head, in distress or despair, in the dark shadows. The common emotional and psychological metaphors of spiral, descent and darkness are given physical manifestation in this image: the low viewpoint revealing how far down the subject has come, and obscuring how far they may yet fall.

The foreboding staircase depicted in the piece is real - it can be found in the disused Aldwych Tube station.

Note: Actual image size is 12x18cm; hand-printed by the artist on a larger sheet of paper to allow for mounting and framing. A framing option is available - please contact the artist for details.

Wood engraving is a form of fine art printmaking. The artist uses specialised tools to create the image in relief (and reverse) on the end grain of a block of hardwood - usually boxwood - by removing the 'white' parts of the image. This technique is painstaking and highly technical, and allows for the creation of exquisitely detailed works. Rebecca's wood engravings have been exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, with the Society of Wood Engravers, and in galleries across the world from Japan to the USA.

Materials used:

Wood engraving, ink on paper

Descent (2014)

$125.24

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This artwork is sold by Rebecca Coleman from United Kingdom

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