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This print is based on W.H.Auden's poem Funeral Blues which for me although one of my favorites it is also one of the saddest love poems.

Funeral Blues

Stop the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
Silence the pianos and, with muffled drum,
Bring out the coffin. Let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead,
Scribbling in the sky the message: “He is dead!”
Put crepe bows around the white necks of the public doves.
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my north, my south my east and west,
My working week and Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk,
my song.
I thought love would last forever; I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one.
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun.
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can come to any good.

W.H.Auden

Each collagraph plate is made up of mountboard, tape, glue and sometimes carborundum. I then scratch and cut away pieces of the mountboard until I have the image I want. I mix up ink for each printing session then ink up each plate by hand with sticky ink. The plate is then put onto a printing press and pulled through with dampened paper on top. This whole inking up process has to be repeated for each print thereafter which is why prints can vary a little in colour making each print unique and original which I feel is all part of their charm. This print is made from a combination of collagraph and dry point printing and gouache paint.
They are limited edition prints. Signed and numbered in pencil. unframed and unmounted.

Materials used:

tape mountboard ink paper gold leaf

My North (2018)

$98.06

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This artwork is sold by Sarah Morgan from United Kingdom

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