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Believe it or not, this is how I express love and attachment! This linocut is the seat of falling in love (romantic or familial) shown in a coronal brain slice: the hypothalamus (in the black blocked out region at the base) produces the hormone oxytocin. 23cm x 23cm Caligo safe wash ink on Printmakers paper.
Limited edition of 20 20x20cm, embossed linocut, watercolour paper, handcoloured with watercolour and gold calligraphy ink. Made to order. The Rose Window of Notre Dame in Paris somehow escaped the inferno that destroyed part of the cathedral in 2019. The rose motif is also rich in symbolism in illuminated manuscripts.
The Rose Window of Notre Dame in Paris somehow escaped the inferno that destroyed part of the cathedral in 2019. I started to carve this print while the historic medieval building was ablaze, in awe and appreciation of the beauty and craftsmanship found in Europe's religious buildings. You might like to pair this with my Heart of Yorkshire print of the West window in York Minster, or my Time Out abstract mandala.
This piece is my take on a mandala, because the process of carving repetitive lines to create a coherent larger pattern brings a meditative state of calm and renewal. I held the idea in my mind as I cut this of counting the rings in trees or the layers being like a clock/timepieces with each line like a moment in time. Phthalo Green oil based ink on Japanese Ho'Sho paper Image size is 20cm x 20cm, paper size 23cm x 23cm.
Part of The Great West Window of York Minster, installed c.1338. It's known affectionately as The Heart of Yorkshire, both because of its geographical location and the folklore that couples who kiss beneath it will remain together forever. Handprinted using Caligo Safewash relief ink on Japanese Ho'Sho paper
A limited edition of 13
A celebration of old technology with a modernist gaze. This Kodak camera belonged to Abigail's (the other half of ArtHouseBound) Grandfather, which I took to largely because of my grandfather's tales of building a rudimentary box brownie as a lad. I like to reference other media and techniques where possible (see my cyanotype photography), so here's my subtle nod to Man Ray. Oil based ink on Zerkall paper
A yawn, a scream or the need to communicate. Based on the relief prints of German Expressionist Käthe Kollwitz. Open edition. Handprinted using Caligo Safewash relief ink on Japanese Ho'Sho paper. Image size 6x8in, mount 10x12in.
A collaborative artwork through ArtHouseBound (see links to Etsy). Design by Abigail Hiester, carved and printed by me.
This jaunty figure is a reminder that while we may be getting wet under our individual umbrellas, if you stick an arm out it may be sunnier outside... and who wouldn't want to click their heels to that!
The Hog-back tombstone dates from the 10th century. The pattern was also found on Anglo-Saxon cross shafts, one of which can be seen in St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale.
Based on patterns in the National Museum of Archaeology, Malta. 'Curve' is from a large vase fragment from the megalithic temples of the Ġgantija period (c.3600-3000BC) on the island of Gozo, Malta. The temples were erectic in the Neolithic era making them older than Egypt's pyramids.
Based on patterns in the National Museum of Archaeology, Malta. 'Zig Zag' is one of the earliest anthroporphic patterns, found on a jar in the Skorba tombss from the Żebbuġ (c.4100-3800BC) and temples from the Mġarr (c.3800-3600BC) periods, from where 'Zig Zag' also originates.
A vector design from tiles I photographed in Fes, Morocco. The image is used across my Christmas Collection 2019
A selection of the strange and wonderful animals found in York's medieval stained glass windows.
Festive wooden gift tags that become tree ornaments