A wood engraving on lemonwood and printed on Zerkall 210 gsm printing paper with Hawthorns Stay Open Dense Black Ink using a relief press.
This is my first wood engraving, a minute Koi Carp ( 3 x 5 cm), completed on a course at the Red Hot Press, in January 2019, with tutor Jutta Manser. I had been researching the work of past masters and came across the beautiful early engravings produced by the Scottish illustrator and wood engraver Agnes Miller Parker, who made use of bold imagery, strong black and white contrasts and often swirling forms of fish and other animals, and evocative of the time they were designed (1920’s). The Koi Carp design references her influence.
Edition size: 30
Image size: 30 x 50 mm
Paper size: 165 x 210 mm approx