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guiding light

The lighthouse at Beachy Head stands 141 feet high, while the chalk cliff towering just behind is well over three times that height. The light was built in 1900—02 with three and a half thousand tons of Cornish granite.

Today GPS can guide shipping with a high accuracy, yet accidents still happen. Marine lighthouses have always been more than navigational aids, they signal a message of hope into a darkened world. Their heartening appearance may explain why public donations raised £27,000 to repaint the light tower at Beachy Head, after its' owners, Trinity House, decided that the expense could not be justified in these straitened days.


This print is pulled from relief plates cut from sheets of rubber, a variation of letterpress. After removal of areas that are not be printed, the cut rubber sheets are each rolled up with ink and pressed to paper, producing the print. The completed edition made 5 copies. The paper and ink are of high quality and should present no keeping difficulty. The print would fit straight into a 10x12 inch frame if required.

Materials used:

oil-based printing ink, Lambeth Cartridge paper 130gsm

guiding light (2017)


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Peter Long

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