Artist's description:

This print is extracted from a watercolour and pencil work by the artist Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) titled 'Talbot-Daracq'. His wife Tirzah, in her autobiography, recalled that near their home was a yard 'filled with derelict farm engines of all kinds and the remains of a very early car. Eric was very thrilled with the yard and set to work drawing the engines and the car, afterwards tinting in watercolour his very careful drawings.' I wondered whether such subtle work could be translated into stark black and white. Ravilious is so engaging though that it has been my pleasure to try to do so. I titled the print 'entropy' after the second law of thermodynamics which states that 'entropy always increases with time.' Or, in other words, everything is heading for the skip.

technical note
This print is pulled from a relief plate cut from rubber, a variation of letterpress. The completed edition made 5 copies. The print is on a sheet measuring 11x13 inches (280x330mm). I can trim the sheet to 8x10 inches, or 10x12 inches or leave it untrimmed, as you wish. I will message for your preference before dispatch.

Materials used:

oil based printing ink and cartridge paper

entropy (2018)


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This artwork is sold by Peter Long from United Kingdom

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Peter Long

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