Jack and Jim Head - Linocut
Jack and Jim were the artist’s great uncles and are shown aboard the family boat Albert in this original linocut print.
Sadly these men were amongst the ill fated crew of the Mary Stanford Lifeboat when it was lost at sea with all seventeen hands in November 1928.
They were trying to rescue the Alice when she ran into difficulties, it was a great loss for the community at the time, as practically the whole male fishing population of Rye village was drowned in the incident.
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.
The 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 for you to frame or fully framed ready to hang.
Mounted/Frame Size: 50x40cm
Image Size: 23x34cm