by Cally Conway.
Original one colour linocut print on heavyweight Fabriano Rosaspina 280gsm paper.
The Small Scissor Bee uses bellflowers exclusively as it's source of pollen, and the ancient Harebell flower is one of them. There has long been an association between hares and witches, and the title of this print alludes to one of the many names used for harebells in folklore. Witches were claimed to drink the sap of these flowers to turn themselves into hares. The corn dolly continues the folklore/pagan theme.
Image size: 20 x 25 cm.
Paper size: 28 x 33 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 was shown at Atelier Beside the Sea as part of the Bloom Exhibition.