Goose by Mark Hearld. Screen print signed by the artist. Edition size: 75. Image size: 50 x 35.5 cm, paper size: 53.5 x 42.5 cm.
Printed in four colours on 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized Satin, 'Goose' continues Mark’s ongoing collaboration with the Penfold Press. ‘Goose’ captures Mark’s spontaneous, fluid approach to image making fused to almost collage-like handling of colour. These blocks of colour, the stencils for which were cut from earlier proofs, offer warmth and place the bird at the centre of a joyful celebration of the natural world.
"I began spontaneously with paper and scissors to cut out the profile of a goose. A cool yellow combined with magenta against slate blue unintentionally recalls French lithographic picture books of the 1930s and 40s. Duvoisin's Petunia and Burningham's Borka are birds of a feather - Spring is sprung!"