Flower of life screen print by carne griffiths

We’re very proud to announce that we had the privilege of working with artist Carne Griffiths on a beautiful screen print of his ink, tea and alcohol drawing ‘Flower of Life’.

‘Flower of Life’ is a 7 layer screen print, hand printed by Lynne Blackburn at Hippo Screenprinters. With the full involvement of Carne at every stage, this print uses tea and drawing inks along with acrylic screen printing inks to replicate the combination of subtle shades and vibrant colours that are the artists’ trade mark.

Here are some progress photos of the printing of the layers within the print.

Flower of Life screen print by Carne Griffiths. 2 layers printed
Flower of Life screen print by Carne Griffiths. 2 layers printed

This first photo shows a close up of the first 2 layers, which both involve screen printing with tea.

 

Flower of Life screen print by Carne Griffiths. 4 layers printed
Flower of Life screen print by Carne Griffiths. 4 layers printed

A darker brown layer, with tea, and the red layer added.

 

Flower of Life screen print by Carne Griffiths. 6 layers printed
Flower of Life screen print by Carne Griffiths. 6 layers printed

Layers 5 and 6 are the 2 vibrant turquoise blues.

 

Flower of Life screen print by Carne Griffiths.
Flower of Life screen print by Carne Griffiths.

And here’s the finished, 7 layer, print.

‘Flower of Life’ is an edition of 25, printed on Somerset 300gsm paper at 56cm x 56cm. To purchase please click on the ‘shop’ tab at the top.

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