Never look back
I worked for a few years at Cambridge University Press and someone working alongside took the opportunity of retiring at the age of 52, after 36 years service. On his last day of work he handed me a couple of his tools of the trade saying, “You might as well have these. I'd planned to keep them as a sort of memento - but then I thought, why would I want to remember this place?”
So we push on. It is today that matters because it is always today.
This print was pulled from engravings cut from sheets of rubber, a variation of letterpress printing. In this case three printing plates were made and the colours used were black, white, diaryide yellow, rubine red and raw umber. The total number of prints completed was four and the printing plates are now discarded. The image measures 5x6¼ inches on a 10x12 inch sheet and will fit if required straight into a standard 10x12 inch frame.
oil-based printing inks, Hahnemuhle etching paper 300gsm