First Edition

Dimension (x,y,z): 9.06 x 6.69 inches (23.00 x 17.00 cm)
Original Price: 33.00 GBP
Run: 250
Markings: Signed & Numbered

And now for something completely different: here are three prints made using hot-foiling, which is a technique that uses a heated engraved stamp to fix silver foil to paper. The pictures are called, from left to right, Nin, Fuinseog and Unjin. These are all old names for the ash tree. The ash tree is one of the most common trees in Europe, the old Norse tree of knowledge – Yggdrasil – and the names of these prints are, respectively, Old Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx names for the tree. Unfortunately these trees are under an ecological threat from both 'ash die-back' and some dreadful beetle. Certain people are discussing whether or not some kind of genetically modified solution could help. That, however, is an entirely other can of worms. This is one of three pictures that I originally drew on postcards to send to friends; they are reproduced here using foil stamping, which is made using a silver foil and a heated stamp of the image. It's very shiny... Fuinseog is the word for the ash tree in Scots Gaelic. Edition of 250 prints 1 colour hot foil emboss print Paper size: 165mm x 230mm Image size: 130mm x 180mm Printed on acid-free archival 270gsm GF Smith Colorplan £33.00
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