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Ctenanthe Oppenheimiana by Kerry Day is a 7 layered reduction lino cut printed in a varied limited edition of 10.
Reduction linocuts are printed from one piece of lino, cutting it again for each new colour in the design. All the prints for an edition have to be printed before moving on to the next colour, because once the lino is re-cut you can’t make any more. Depending on how many colours are use, at the end there may be very little of the lino block left uncut.
“I can lose myself in the intensity and precision of the lino cut process and the recognition that the piece is not finished until I cut that final line…Recently I find myself moving on from people to plants. Inspiration has come from the many cacti and plants I share my home and studio with – the strong profiles of my spiky friends and the marvellously named Elephant Ear plant.Like many artists before me, I am fascinated by the shapes and contours of leaves, and the joy of discovering new patterns within the vibrant green foliage.”
Image size: H:42cm x W:29.5cm
Mount size: H:62cm x W:40.4cm
Size: H:59 cm x W:43 cm