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The Golden Goose
Limited Edition 6 Colour Silkscreen Print
Edition of 100
Sheet Size: H 64cm x W 48.2cm x D 0.1cm
(Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look)
This is a beautiful hand printed silkscreen from an original painting which I did. A complex CMYK screen print hand finished with gold foiling. The piece is based on the famous fable “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs” looking into society’s greed and where that ultimately can leave us.
The moral of “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs” is provided at the end of the story. The final line reads: “Those who have plenty want more and so lose all they have.” Pretty poignant at the moment.
Gavin Dobson’s artworks are available to buy online with Wychwood art and in our art gallery. Originally from the North East of England, Gavin graduated in Fine art in 2000, and has been building his portfolio as an artist specialising in painting and screen printing – often combining the two, which helps communicate his chosen narrative. Gavin uses both vivid colours and expressive strokes to create engaging and lively pieces – his recent painting series ‘Landscapes of the Mind’ used the fluidity and movement of the paint to convey how an environment can effect ones state of thinking. Alongside his painting, Gavin is an established screen-printer exhibiting at many galleries across the U.K. and with new clients in New York his international profile is starting to expand. A regular at the Affordable Arts Fair, Gavin was one of 20 artists chosen to work alongside Film Four for an exhibition at Somerset House. His screen-prints often depict colourful, nostalgic images. Iconic designs which are humorous ornamentation and invite an opening for conversation. Gavin takes an original painting and creates many separate layers of half tones to screen-print by hand the final piece. Using this method he captures many textures and depths of colour within a piece of work. He recently designed and created a piece of work for the charity Help Refugee’s ‘Choose Love’ campaign in conjunction with Printclub and the celebrated designer Katharine Hamnett, highlighting the current plight of refugees. Gavin’s ongoing dedication has led to various interviews surrounding his work and being featured in The Times by the art critic, Nancy Durrant, as part of her great art gift guide, has been both motivating and a great platform for him.
Size: H:64 cm x W:48.2 cm