Plymouth pear. Lynn Bailey

Spring time for the Plymouth Pear

One of the things that I’m up to at the moment is preparing to print a spring version of my Plymouth Pear. I can hardly rip the blossom off an endangered species – so I have been spending time printing clusters of blossom onto tissue that I can use as chine collè.

The blossom is made as a lino cut and printed onto acid free tissue that has been painted white. Each cluster of blossom will need to be trimmed down closer to the petals, have a thin layer of glue added to the back, so that they will all be ready to be incorporated into the printing process.

If you have a look at this “Working Process” post you will see the various printing stages for the original Plymouth Pear. The tissue paper blossoms are planned to be used where the tissue paper stubby pears were used with the second collagraph plate.

HOPE IT WORKS!! If it does, I’ll be able to do the print run at half term and you will be able to judge the results for yourself then!

And here it is….

Plymouth Pear – Spring
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Lynn Bailey

Through my artwork I look to say something about the environment - explore how we interact, use, abuse and collaborate with the natural world around us. This has taken me to increasingly focus on the small ubiquitous and often reviled weeds and bugs that form the foundation and engine-room of ecosystems. I use a wide range of printmaking techniques – both traditional and innovative, often creating complex one off prints. ****** Co-founder and director of Double Elephant Print Workshop since 1997. Originally trained in Conservation of Prints and Drawings 1980 -1982. Studied Fine art at University of Plymouth 1993 -1996.