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Blackthorn Print

Blackthorn Print

Cally Conway
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by Cally Conway.

Original one colour linocut print printed on Fabriano Rosaspina 280gsm paper in oil based ink.

Blackthorn is an auspicious tree in folkore, and known as a fairy tree in Irish folklore. It is a protector from evil spirits and bad omens, purifies, and creates boundaries from negativity. It has long been associated with witchcraft, and wands were said to have been made from the branches. The blossom on the blackthorn is beautiful and delicate, in contrast to it's thorny stems.

Image size: 9 x 19.5 cm.
Paper size: 13.5 x 24.5 cm.
Open edition, signed.

A lover of the natural world, Cally's prints are inspired by nature and folklore. She is based in London, but is constantly drawn to the beauty of nature and its place within the world. She began producing etchings and collagraphs at art college, and came to linocut printmaking much later. She really fell in love with the process of linocut; something about the carved line as a way to translate her sketches, and to explore pattern and texture.