No such thing as an empty place
Let your eye wander across the sky, through the mountains, and settle on the surface of the lake.
This is a stark, subtle print... an exercise in clarity and simplicity... a printmaker's print... a print without ink. It uses a process called blind debossing, running a printing plate (in this case lino) through the press with carefully dampened specialist paper to create a 3D impression.
How your print looks will vary depending on the light. Sometimes it will be barely there. In low morning or evening light (as in these images), it will appear very three dimensional, with a beautiful rich texture, beckoning you in. Find a good place to hang it, where you can appreciate the variations.
The print measures roughly 150 x 100 mm and is supplied unframed, mounted in a robust white mount on a grey or natural oatmeal background - please specify when ordering. A limited edition of 25, it is signed and editioned on the reverse so as not to detract from the simplicity of the image. Professional framing behind glass is recommended.
'Empty place...' was inspired by Crummock Water in the Lake District, a favourite local swimming, hiking and paddle boarding destination. Rather than focusing on the fells, rocks and trees, the subject matter is the 'empty' places: the sky and its reflection.
It is a collaboration too, an artistic response to Lucy Burnett's project, Scree, a digital guidebook to reimagining the Lake District fells. Everybody is invited to get involved and respond to Lucy's alternative guidebook, with all submissions published online.
Check it out at www.scree.uk