Jungle Paradise Birds VII
"Jungle Paradise Birds" is an original, limited edition reduction linocut.
It is the evolution of an earlier linocut I made of a single "paradise bird" (a mythical creature). In this print, two paradise birds are coming together over the flower that symbolises their love (yay!). Where they come together, in the centre of the image, the jungle vines blossom around them. Behind them (which represents the time before they found each other and fell in love), the jungle vines have no blossom. The blossom represents the joys of falling in love.
Because of its symbolism, this print is a great engagement or wedding gift.
I created "Jungle Paradise Birds" in a 15 different colour schemes, as well as in black and white. There are 47 prints in total (in some cases there is only one unique state of a particular colour combination) and there are only 3 in this particular colour scheme which is called "Jungle Paradise Birds VII".
Each coloured Jungle Paradise Birds print has been through the press at least 5 times (once for each colour you can see in the print other than white) - and sometimes more, because if I'm not happy with a colour combination once I lift the paper off the lino, I will re-ink the block and do it again!
Edition: Edition of 3, each signed and numbered in pencil. My printmaking “chop” is also applied on the lower right hand side of the print
Paper: Aquarelle Arches hot press 300gsm (a beautiful, high quality printmaking paper made from 100% cotton)
Image size: 30cm wide x 21cm high
Paper size: Approximately 28.5cm high x 38.5cm wide (there are some minor individual differences, as the paper for each print is hand-torn.
How are reduction linocuts created?
If you are interested in how these prints are created, I have described the print process for "Little Creatures - Squirrel", here.
Once these original reduction linocuts have been sold out, no further originals will be available for purchase.
- Each print is produced by hand, and has passed through the printing press multiple times to create the final image. As a result, all prints within an edition are unique, and your print may vary slightly from the images shown.
- The colours of the print may also vary slightly from what you see on the screen (as computer monitors may display colours differently)
- As the artist, I retain copyright in all works I produce. Copyright does not transfer upon sale.