I was inspired to make a fox print having seen a fox very recently at close quarters at the foot of Hallin fell, near Ullswater. He was rooting around in the bracken, and I had time to admire his beautifully expressive long face before he spotted me and hurried off. The inspiration for the composition of the print came from a 14th-century metal basin held in the Louvre; the ‘Baptistère de Saint Louis’. A series of animals including cheetahs, camels and unicorns as well as foxes form a frieze, chasing each other around the rim and the base of the bowl. I have placed my printed fox pair within a minimalist bramble thicket to provide a setting and border, inspired by the illuminated borders of medieval manuscripts.
This print is in a limited edition of 30. It has been hand printed using oil-based inks on Japanese Kozo paper which is a very thin paper made from plant fibre. All prints are individually numbered and signed.
Minor variations occur naturally through the printmaking process and each print is original.
This print is unmounted and unframed.
This print is rolled with acid free tissue and sent in a tube.
Japanese Kozo paper, oil-based inks, linoleum