New greetings card range by Jane Lee McCracken – four designs depicting original Biro drawings.
This spring sees the launch of Jane’s new greetings card range featuring a selection of her most iconic Biro drawings to date. Printed in the UK, these high quality 15 x 21cm cards capture the intricate detail of each poignant drawing.
Greetings cards range depicting ‘Russian Doll’, ‘The Sideboards II’, ‘Sweet’ and ‘Our Forefathers’.
In stock at Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s premier design store Whosit & Whatsit, Jane’s cards are now available to purchase from her online shop.
Sets of 4 cards are individually wrapped with envelopes and priced at £10 including postage and packaging per set.
‘The Sideboard II’, red Biro drawing by Jane Lee McCracken
This triptych of Biro drawings portrays memories of a small child at play with a sideboard, within the safety of ‘home’, before the onset of war – perhaps a cottage in a small village in Eastern Europe.
It was inspired by the ‘girl in the red coat’ from the film ‘Schindler’s List’, 1993, Steven Spielberg, as she wanders through the Kraków Ghetto while it is being ‘cleared’ by German soldiers in 1943.
‘The Sideboard I, II & III’, black and red Biro drawings by Jane Lee McCracken
With my sister’s permission I used photos I had taken of my niece at play in the family kitchen as reference for the drawings. These pieces highlight the indiscriminate nature of war and how it can affect ‘anyone’ and attempt to convey understanding of loss by seeing victims as individuals and not statistics.
For further images from this series please visit my website.