Printmaking - art history - Medieval Studies
Researching medieval English history books inspired me to make prints. These manuscripts contain stories that were once well-known, integral to people’s everyday lives and to their sense of heritage and community. The period I study ends, more or less, with the advent of the printing press in the 15th century. Manuscripts are handwritten books and for most of their thousand-year heyday in the West, they were illustrated manually. Re-imagining these stories in linocut recalls woodcut, a medium that heralded an era of mechanical reproduction.
Each collection is shown above in the pages entitled ‘Geoffrey’s Historia’ and ‘Mythical Places’. Each image is accompanied by an excerpt from the original text. In the simplest terms, these are pieces of wall art, appropriate gifts for literature-lovers, medievalists, historians, archaeologists, folklorists, goddesses, traitors, magicians… If you would like to purchase a print, just contact me via email!