Looking out of a train is different from anything else. The world passes by as if speeded up and slowed down at the same time. Nearby, the ground passes by so quickly that it’s hard to regard anything. Beyond, places seem to revolve serenely, while at the horizon it sometimes appears as if the train could be travelling backwards.
This print is based on a drawing I made from a train travelling between Vigo and Santiago de Compostela, in northern Spain. Rolling along in a railway carriage, it’s not always certain as to what you are actually looking at and the scene may change in a second. In my drawing I was pleased to attend to the shapes that caught my eye in the side sweeping view.
This print is pulled from an engraving cut from a sheet of rubber, a variation of letterpress. After removal of areas that are to be left as white paper, the rubber sheet is then rolled up with ink and pressed to paper, producing the print. The technique does not accommodate reprinting, so the edition is forever fixed at 5 copies.
This print will fit straight into a 10x12 inch frame.
Black oil based printing ink, Hahnemuhle etching paper 300gsm