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Lovers in Japan - hand pulled screen print by Jon Mackay


This was an illustration I produced whilst on a site visit to Cornbury Park for Wilderness Festival a few years ago. I loved the idea of dappled light through the trees on the spring day that I did my initial sketches and drawings.

My brother used to live in Akita and then Tokyo in Japan some years ago and I've been lucky enough to visit a few times - one time being in spring to see the Japanese blossom at the time he got married.

The combination of these memories and ideas I used in this print - again, part memory, part reality.

Lovers in Japan
Edition of 20
Silk screen printed on Fabriano Unica 50% Cotton rag paper.
Size 65 by 25cm