Friday, September 4, 2009

A "whale" of a print

Check out this work by artist Julian Meredith. Julian is doing his residency at The Northern Print Biennale International Printmaking and Events which takes place across Newcastle – Gateshead – June to October 2009.
"I am printing the Blue Whale at the moment and have made three prints that are currently hanging in the hall. Each one takes a full day to complete and I expect to have finished five by the end of the residency. The Whale will be created from 25 Elm planks from a tree brought from Alnwick, Northumberland, ten years ago. This is the biggest woodcut print I have produced and the Elm is virtually extinct in Northumberland."
For more details and pictures on the making of this gigantic print and other related work check the residency website.

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