“Once upon a time there lived a Woodcutter in a cottage, deep in the forests of Europe, who collected images and objects. No one ever saw the Woodcutter for he was a recluse and preferred the company of the forest animals rather than people. But he saw everything, the good and the bad. At first life and death as Nature intended and in time, life and death in Man’s own way. The Woodcutter’s only companion was a television set where he gained his knowledge of the world outside the forests through film. The forest animals came and went over time, the people and the wars. And in response to all he saw in the forests and on the screen he made art – drawings and objects to remember the animals and people by and to ask ‘WHY?'”
‘Lily and the Kids’ is the first of a quintet of quilt squares specifically designed for ‘The Woodcutter’s Quilt’ which was part of the installation for ‘The Woodcutter’s Cottage’ Exhibition. The quintet was created using black, blue and colour Biro drawings, vintage postcards bought on Ebay from my own collection and stills from Russian animation films.
The other four squares include:
‘Doll, Pink Boris and the Rabbit’
‘Lily and the Kids’ and ‘Bear’ limited edition Archival Pigment Prints made by the excellent Jack Lowe Studio are sold with profits donated to the Wolves and Humans Foundation
‘Ice Fox’ and ‘Siberian Tiger’ limited edition Archival Pigment Prints also made by Jack Lowe Studio are sold with profits donated to the Born Free Foundation
For further information on prints please visit my website
HAPPY BURNS DAY!
And to the Haggis,
“Fair fa’ your honest, soncie face,
Great Chieftain o’ the puddin race”