The barn looks ancient and knowledgable, with its worn walls . It reminds me of generations of families working together inside.
When I look at this peaceful scene, I can almost see a farm worker finishing up evening chores or a couple smiling to each other over dinner by the fireplace. Maybe a tired walker has stopped to rest for the night.
I leave the story up to your imagination.
The inviting light makes me think of the simple beauty of the countryside.
I can easily picture people finding comfort and joy in a place like this.
As you look at this print, what story comes to mind? Can you feel the charm and tranquility of rural life captured in the print? Use your creativity to fill the barn with memories and possibilities.
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 and rose 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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