The Time of Meteors

The Time of Meteors

Cally Conway
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by Cally Conway

'The Time of Meteors'-silver: A hand carved and printed two colour reduction block linoprint. Depicting a tulip flower and bulb surrounded by jasmine, brambles, and mini meteors, encased in a decorative border.

Printed as a variable edition meaning that each print can have different colours,

Printed in oil based ink on Fabriano Rosaspina 280gsm paper.

This print has been inspired by medieval illustrations found in 'herbals' which were books depicting plants and their uses, and medieval illuminated manuscripts. The subject matter is drawn directly from tulips that I grew myself for the first time this year. I began researching into 'Tulip Mania' in the Dutch Golden Age, where tulip bulbs could be bought for the price of a house. The meteors flying around tell something of this extraordinary time, as meteors and comets were viewed as auspicious, and the bringer of strange events.
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 print is shown at Atelier Beside the Sea as part of the Bloom Exhibition.