The original was created using inks from hazel bark, weld plant (Reseda luteola), copper oxide & chimney soot.
This print is part of a series of 4 and has been inspired by the first wave of human settlers to come to this island, most likely by boat 9,000 years ago, although a recent find of butchered brown bear bone is now dating human occupation of the island to 12,500...but my notion still stands!
It was a notion born in a time when I was involved in making a currach or traditional seafaring boat and how much or not, that technology and process may have changed.
The original was made using my own sustainably harvested and handcrafted inks from the Irish hedgerows, my own dye garden and some non botanical, but historical colours also.
This print has been produced using Epson Ultrachrome HDX Pigment inks on Hahnemuhle phot rag 308g
paper. Both are certified to the highest museum standard.