This is my master image for my workshop this week at East London Printmakers, it is entitled The Tree Who Wanted To Fly Like an Owl over the Dark Fields and will be a drypoint with carborundum.
The owl represents seeing through the veil of life, through the ordinary day to day to the mystery beyond.
There was once a tree that wanted to fly like an owl
Across the dark fields
To swoop unseen and unheard
To touch the moon and then
fly down to the dark grassy meadow
and plant once more its roots
into the cool, dark earth
and live with the memory
of its concourse with the winds, the moon
and the stars.
Initial print using two plates. I don’t like the effect though and am remaking this print. It is a drypoint with a second background plate using carborundum printed with coloured etching inks.