The Sentinel

The Sentinel

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Lino cut print and line pencil drawing of a mangrove tree on the shoreline at Weinham Creek. This is from a photograph I took‚ that I created a pen and ink illustration of and then a lino carving print.

This work is available for sale as an original lino cut print.

*the work ships without the watermark*

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Lino Cut - hand signed and numbered

Paper: Traditional Kozo Natural Paper (slightly golden beige)

Sakura Oil based ink custom mixed to blue and matched to the artist proof as per recipe.

Print size approx 300x300mm
Paper size approx 650x495mm

Limited edition of 50 hand signed prints

Unframed Lino cut print

Fits into an Ikea Ribba frame

This is a limited edition original Linocut in an edition of 50. The pictured image is unframed and the edition number will be subsequent to 1/50.

The sentinel, is a beautiful mangrove tree growing in the tidal zone along Weinham Creek in Redland Bay. This magnificent tree, with its bone white roots lodged firmly in the soil, reminded me of a protector. It protects our coast from tides and waves, it protects the creatures that dwell on the coast, and it signals the health of the ecosystem it presides over.

Mangroves - Subtropical Transition and Large Sand Islands
Curtis Island to Currumbin Creek on the Gold Coast - 16 local catchment areas, span humid subtropical areas with meso tides. Brisbane River in Moreton Bay includes 6 species, although just two dominate, namely Avicennia marina generally, and Aegiceras corniculatum in upstream reaches. The region has 14 mangroves, with a total mangrove area of ~533 km2.

Origins of Linocut
Although linoleum is a floor covering that dates to the 1860s, the linocut printing technique was used first by the artists of Die Brücke in Germany between 1905 and 1913, where it had been similarly used for wallpaper printing.

A Linocut is a relief print (like a woodcut), the image is carved from a block of Linoleum. Areas are carved or cut away from the block, what remains will print when the inked roller is passed over the top of the block and paper is laid on the block to take an impression by hand or through a press.
All my Linocuts are hand printed on handmade Japanese Washi paper which for centuries has been used for block printmaking. It is thin enough for hand printing yet surprisingly strong and quite beautiful, also acid free and archival.
The majority of my Linocuts are custom coloured, I mix my own ink colours. I use Sakura Ink and have an artist’s proof print as my guide for the colours and tones that I will apply to a print in the same edition, there may be slight variations as my colour mixing is ‘painterly’ therefore each print in an edition is an individual.

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