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‘Silver Darlings’ linocut on Irish linen by Gail Kelly


Made by Gail Kelly

‘Silver Darlings’ square unframed mount, linocut on Irish linen by Gail Kelly. Handmade in County Down, Northern Ireland.

Text on the back: ‘Linen is synonymous with Ireland. For hundreds of years generations of skilled weavers have produced this unique fabric known the world over for its superior quality and classic beauty. The Celtic people of Ireland revered trees not only as a vital source of food, fuel and building materials but also believed them to be sacred and assigned various attributes to different species.’

SILVER DARLINGS –  The herring was once such a vital part of the economy for coastal communities that they were nick named the ‘Silver Darlings’. These shoals of little fish, once the mainstay of life for people in the 19th and early 20th centuries, are now slowly returning to our shores.

An original linocut printed on Irish linen, made by hand in Gail’s studio using her victorian cast iron press. Supplied ready to frame in a soft white mount, signed by the artist.

Approximate size: mount – height 25cm, width 25cm image – 14cm x 14cm

About the maker:

‘My linocuts printed on Irish linen are inspired by the countryside where I live along with local folklore and traditions. I also make hand stitched linen collages inspired by the gorgeous gardens and beautiful landscapes I see on my travels in Britain and Ireland.’

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