There is a beautiful English Garden in Battersea Park.
It’s just the right mix of wild and tamed plants, with a messy fountain and a pergola draped in wisteria.
When you step through the gated wall, you can see tangled spearmint and trimmed box hedges which hide discrete benches for catching the sun.
I wanted to make a print of this garden that would recreate this space.
It’s a bit fictional as I had to draw it the right way round and join previously unconnected areas together in my linocut (which of course reverses everything).
So you can see the fountain twice, once from close up and once from further away.
Anyway it’s almost 4 metres long, and made of nine linocuts each 30 x 40 cm.
I’d love to make this into an installation: like a space into which you could enter and listen to the bird song…
The only problem is that the sky is missing, and the breeze…
(Print number nine should be between the top row and bottom row of prints)