This print depicts a weathered cliffside low barn overlooking the sea. There a glimpse of seaweed made gold in the moonlight.
Egg wrack drapes across the sill of the barn inside, its leathery fronds and swollen bladders familiar to generations, raised on these shores. Outside, the waves crash in endless rhythm, having shaped this enduring structure as much the hands that built it.
The barn stands steadfast, a sanctuary from the tempestuous nature of seaside life. Inside, folk sit by glowing hearths, weary from a day exploring.
From her rural studio, Su France's prints unearth nature's overlooked details and cycles, linking viewers to tranquil moments. A 2022 Arts Council England grant supported the development of her sustainable, ethical creative process celebrating the untamed.
The Finer Details
This is an original print (it is not a digitally reproduced print).
Image size: approx A4
The inks used are Cranfield safe wash and there is hand applied gold foils.
The paper is Somerset and is unbleached.
How Its Made
My intaglio print technique starts when ink is carefully applied by hand to the plate (in this case the pressed botanica)l with the collagraph, the barn. The plant here is a seaweed, which long before printing, I pressed. You can find out about this technique in my blog about flower pressing.
After placing the elements on the Gunning etching bed, it is pressed into damp paper, with the rollers transferring the ink, and creating a unique impression. If you would like to know more about my collagraph making, read my blog post here.
All prints come unframed, wrapped in compostable cellophane with a recycled card backing. Each print is individually hand signed, embossed with my logo and numbered. This print is 1/1 meaning its an original, one off.
Please note that the copyright of this artwork, or any artwork on the website, is retained by me the artist, Su France.
My shipping and returns policy, as well as information on customs charges is here.
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