Sky & Earth (2023)
This print features a pair of superb fairy-wrens framed by the delicate leaves of our local woodland clematis species (clematis microphylla) . During the breeding season, male wrens exhibit bright sky blue plumage to attract females, who in turn retain their subtle earthern colours. This artwork is inspired by the cheerful and quick-footed antics of our local fairy-wren families.
This is a limited edition of original prints (a series of 25) on 300 gsm Magnani printmaking paper, 28 x 38 cm, unframed. The print itself is 21 x 29.5 cm and is created by overprinting three different plates – a plain green ‘halo’ plate, a solar plate etching featuring the foliage, and a linocut featuring the birds on a branch – with additional hand colouring. The edition numbers you see here are not necessarily the artwork available.