Artist's description:

At an airport in New York a customs and immigration officer scrutinises someone's credentials. It is in his gift whether to bar or allow the traveller to proceed. Safe passage could mean the difference between misery and happiness or even life and death. It is an apt image for Christmas, recalling the holy family's flight to Egypt. The customs officer could be Santa Claus, or, looked at the other way round, how would the customs officer appraise Santa Claus? There is of course no such barrier into the Kingdom of Heaven, into which Jesus invites us all.

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This print is pulled from a relief plate cut from rubber, a variation of letterpress, akin to linoprinting. The completed edition made 6 copies. The print is on a sheet measuring 10x14 inches (254x355mm). The image has a 2⅝ inch (66mm) margin all round with an extra 1¼ inch and at the bottom. I can trim the print to your order if required. All materials are of high quality and should present no keeping difficulty.

Materials used:

oil-based black printing ink on Japanese Washi paper

meet Santa Claus (2017)

$39.53

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This artwork is sold by Peter Long from United Kingdom

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