by Flora McLachlan.
Etching framed in a dark wood frame.
"Thinking of Dürer's drawing of a small piece of turf... a whole world held in the hand, a clump of weeds containing the endless fairytale forest."
Printed by the artist from four colour plates on Hahnemuhle Natural etching paper.
Image size: 18 x 15 cm.
Frame size: 38 x 35.5 cm.
Edition of 120, numbered and signed.
Flora's pictures are of ancient and enchanted landscapes where guardian spirit-like animals roam, shadowed by woods where the holly springs green amongst the bare oaks and beeches. Flora is inspired by the quests of medieval romance poetry – the idea of venturing forth into the wild world of trees and thorns, searching for a glimpse of the white hart. Flora is now establishing a print workshop of her own in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, on the edge of a wild and scented moor, surrounded by lichened trees.
This work is shown at Atelier Beside the Sea as part of the Pots, Prints and Jewellery exhibition.