Landscape and the outdoors is a reoccurring theme in my work over the last few years. I am often drawn to the idea of being small in a big world as well as a sense of fragility. I like the idea of the viewer's personal narrative that is constructed when viewing the image.
This print was based on memories of travelling up the Hudson River on the train that runs to the East of the river in New York State some years ago. I had produced a number of prints for Simone Felice and The Lumineers that year and it was great to travel around where some of those artists lived and had recorded some of their albums. I loved the endless distant tree covered hills that I saw from my train window.
Graceland is a five colour screen print of an original illustration that I've done. Its printed onto 250gsm Fabriano Unica 50% Cotton paper. The size of the print is 27 by 39 cm with the paper size being 32.5 by 46cm. With screen printing, each layer of colour is printed separately by hand - see some of the photos of me printing this one - there are slight differences depending on the amount of pressure I use with the squeegee and when lining up each layer of colour with the previous one.
Edition of 35.
The print has been hand printed by myself and is sold unframed and is shipped in rolled in tissue paper and sent in a sturdy postal tube. Frame and mount not included.