Artwork description:

I had a studio at the Hahndorf Academy for 7 years, and in the back garden stands an ancient linden tree. It was planted by one of the German settlers who founded Hahndorf in 1857, and before the Academy became a museum and art gallery, it was a school for the settlers' children, who would have played under the tree when it was still a sapling. A stream still runs through the garden.

After I moved down to the sea, some of the larger branches were lopped off the linden tree, and I asked if I could have one of them. I have kept it for a number of years and it is now perfectly seasoned. although a crack runs through the middle. My woodcut is actually an engraving, carved into the endgrain of a slice from the branch. The crack forms one side of the tree in my picture. Each print is individually hand coloured.

Materials used:

Hand coloured, printed with oil based ink on chine colle Hosho paper, mounted on Fabriano Rosaspina 125gsm paper


#landscape  #printmaking  #night scene  #owl  #wood engraving  #woodcut  #relief print  #linden tree 

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Under the Linden Tree, 2/30 (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Julia Wakefield from Australia

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