by Cally Conway.
Original one colour linocut print on heavyweight Fabriano Rosaspina paper.
The print depicts a tree shining with burning comets against a night sky, with shooting stars and meteorites. The tree's roots twist and curl interlaced with liliy of the valley plants. The border frame is of hawhorn leaves, an auspicious tree. This image is based on weird and wonderful ancient alchelmic illustrations. Comets have long been seen as heralds of good things to come, which is the idea behind this print-light and hope.
Image size: 12 x 16.5 cm.
Paper size: 15 x 20 cm.
Edition of 50, numbered and 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.
This work is shown at Atelier Beside the Sea as part of the Feast exhibition.