Artist's description:


This print is based upon the poem of the same title by Thomas Hardy. Hardy describes new life springing from underground, and the cycle of life that encompasses the remnant of his departed friends and acquaintances. The poem complete reads:

Portion of this yew
Is a man my grandsire knew,
Bosomed here at its foot:
This branch may be his wife,
A ruddy human life
Now turned to a green shoot.

These grasses must be made
Of her who often prayed,
Last century, for repose;
And the fair girl long ago
Whom I often tried to know
May be entering this rose.

So, they are not underground,
But as nerves and veins abound
In the growths of upper air,
And they feel the sun and rain,
And the energy again
That made them what they were!


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 treads are each in turn rolled up with ink and run through the press, producing the print. The completed edition made 7 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. The print can be trimmed to your requirement before dispatch without extra charge. Please see the photograph as to how the image is positioned on the paper sheet.

Materials used:

oil-based printing ink, Lambeth Cartridge paper 130gsm

transformations (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Peter Long from United Kingdom

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Peter Long

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