'Fishing for Truth' is a large scale linocut that depicts a young Malawian boy deep in meditation whilst fishing (based on a photograph taken by Lonely Planet). On the end of his rod is hooked some parchment paper, perhaps fished out of the lake, on which a very moving and tender seen from Chaplin's film 'City Lights' is portrayed. The scene captures the moment in which Virginia Cherrill's character the blind flower girl can finally see and recognises upon touching the tramp's hand that it is, infact, he who has helped the woman out so much and not the millionaire, as she had believed. The image at once symbolises truth and compassion. The latter quality reinforced by the lotus flowers on the lower right hand side of the work. It can be seen in a broader sense, as one of the great humanistic moments in cinema. One of my personal favourites. This is what the boy has been fishing for. Maybe he does indeed have the catch of the day or perhaps he just imagines these qualities of truth and compassion whilst deep in thought, as he gazes out into the wider world.
I've used stone rubbing in areas of the linocut to create a roughed up texture.
This is a limited edition linocut, printed on 315gsm Heritage Bookwhite paper.
Your print will come wrapped in protective tissue paper to reach you in the best condition.
If you have any questions relating to the work before purchase please don't hesitate to ask me.
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