• Image of Bird of Paradise Reduction Linocut

Original limited edition linocut print, Bird of Paradise evokes memories from my time in Kenya. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily Nairobi commuters, underneath the golden haze of red earth and in the shadows of a palette of green flora, stands the iconic, silent yet mighty, Bird of Paradise plant. As I catch glimpses of these striking orange plants dotted around the roadside verges during my city travels, I am gently reminded that within all that makes the world go round as passengers of place and politics, there is strength, hope and beauty.

My method of working up a reduction linocut print begins with an initial, loose plan of the colours and number of layers involved. The print then evolves naturally as layers are built up from light to dark or taking them down again from dark to light.

Part of the Garden Plants of Kenya series - a body of work exploring equatorial and tropical urban flora in print form produced during my year in Kenya.

Bird of Paradise is a 7 layer reduction print. Signed and numbered edition of 10.

Linocut carefully hand carved on Japanese vinyl, hand pulled with an etching press using high quality oil based inks and printed on Heritage printmaking paper.

Printed on sturdy Heritage paper lets you get creative with display options - either frame it to hang on your home gallery wall or prop it up on a book or trinket shelf.

Your original print will arrive unframed, wrapped in acid free tissue and protected in sturdy packaging during transit.

Paper size: 17.5 x 12 cm
Print size: 17.5 x 12 cm (no border)

Due to the handprinted nature, each print is unique and there will be slight variations within each edition.

GIFT A PRINT
Gift something different to the loved people in your circle with an original print guaranteed to bring a smile. The Bird of Paradise gifted print will be lovingly wrapped using eco-papers, including a hand-written note with your words and joyfully sent directly from my studio to their home; all for a small additional cost of £5 per print.

HOW IT WORKS
Select Gift A Print from the options below and continue to place your order.
Once you have placed your order please use the Contact Form or email thelaughingcactus.studio@gmail.com with 'Bird of Paradise Gift A Print' as the subject.
Include details of the name and address of the special person you would like to send the gifted print to, along with the text you would like me to write on the note.

Ready for dispatch in 3–5 business days.

Free delivery in United Kingdom.

Please note, I am currently only posting to UK addresses.