Boatbuilding – Linocut Print
Simply entitled 'Boatbuilding' this lino cut print by Steve Duffy begins a series he’s working on that explores this very important industry for Rye in Sussex for hundreds of years .
When I was a boy Steve says, we used to go to Harry Philips boatyard on Rock Channel to watch him at work making wooden boats entirely by hand.
The print depicts the ribs of a boat before final trimming. Views of boats and ships make excellent material for linocuts because of their very graphic qualities.
Living in Rye on the East Sussex coast, artist and potter Steve Duffy is never far away from the inspiration for many of his creations.
Coming from a family with rich sea faring traditions, it perhaps not surprising that his work is imbued with strong coastal imagery.
With clean flowing lines his carefully considered designs capture striking yet simple images.
A linocut is a printmaking technique similar to that of the woodcut. The image is carved into a block of hessian covered by a thick piece of linoleum and then inked and pressed on paper to create a print. The technique really came into its own after artists like Picasso and Matisse began to work in the medium.
Each one of these limited edition prints is an original work of art and is technically known as an impression. They are supplied ready mounted with the option of being framed within a simple oak surround. Individually hand printed, signed and numbered by the artist.
Limited Edition of 50
Available mounted in an acid free mount ready for framing or supplied in either a black or oak finished frame ready for hanging.
Image Size: 25 x 38 cm
Mounted Size: 46 x 58 cm
Framed Size: 48.5 x 60 cm