Artist's description:

I never knew Ellen, my great, great grandmother, but I have a fondness for her. I love her wry smile and the jaunty feather in her hat. At a time when having a photograph taken would have been a major occasion and treated quite formally she looks quite cheeky.

In this print I created a screen print based on the old photo I'd found and I laid the image over some notes I'd been making on my family tree, linking me to her. I made her feather purple as she reminds me of the woman in Jenny Joseph's poem oft-quoted to me by three generations of my family, 'Warning - When I am an old woman I shall wear purple'.

The frame I've printed around her is taken from a Momento Mori engraving by the 17th century German artist Alexander Mair, a reminder to us all of our common humanity and limited time on earth.

Limited edition of 25 prints, each numbered and signed by the artist.
This listing is for one, unframed print
Print size approx 12cm x 16cm

Materials used:

paper, ink, screen

Ellen (2013)


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This artwork is sold by Jenny Zigzag from United Kingdom

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Jenny Zigzag

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