Seeing swallows gathered on a telephone wire is a favourite summer sight for many. This statement print will become the talking point of any room in which it hangs. Featuring hand-made linocuts of fifteen swallows, this print is of sensational quality. It faithfully recreates the texture and colour of the original hand-printed swallows. The swallows are rendered in a deep navy black ink, with flashes of bright red on their throats. This digitally produced print uses light fast inks on archival paper to ensure its durability. You can see the swallows being printed up here.
These are large scale prints. As you can see from the photos, these swallows suit different settings. The full size print looks stunning on a large plain wall. It also fits perfectly in a smaller area, trimmed down, and surrounded by bright accents of colour reflecting the red detail of the swallows .
There are two size options. The first size is 61cm x 91cm. To give you an idea of scale, the flying swallow in profile measures 8.5cm in height and 11.5cm in width. There is also an option to buy one 70 x 100cm in size, where the flying swallow measures 9.5cm in height and 13.5cm in width.
This statement print is sold unframed. In order to protect the print, it is recommended that you have it framed as soon as possible. Your print will arrive rolled in a poster tube. Your framer will be able to flatten it and frame it according to your wishes. If you wish to flatten the print yourself, place the print between two flat, clean boards. Weigh the boards down with books. After several days, you can remove it and frame it yourself. If you want read more about framing, click here. You might also find it helpful to read about choosing and hanging artwork for large rooms here.
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