A Helena moth dropped into our place one Summer and stayed for a few days. It was the most beautiful moth I had ever seen and was the inspiration for this print. This is a 6 colour reduction linoprint. Each layer of colour is printed after you have carved away a section for the previous colour to show through so by the end all the Lino has been carved away and that is the end of your print run. I love this method and the fact that you can’t make an endless amount of prints which makes it a bit special. It can also be frustrating as I inevitably lose a number through mistakes making the edition even smaller. What I love about this print which you cant really tell through a photo is the sheen and texture of the ink on the moths wings. I varied the pressure slightly so each print is a little different. Printed with Caligo Safe wash ink on Stonehenge paper 245gsm. Measures approx 13.5cm x 19cm including a small border to allow for framing.