York Minster, a distinctive Yorkshire landmark, rises above the characteristic red roofs of the old city at the centre of York, in the heart of the county,s UK.
While the Minster quietly presides over the city skyline, vibrant red domestic roofs crowd together below giving the city its distinct character and personality.
This print is not typical of my collection, because it was made using two printmaking methods while making it. It is both a multiple block print and a reduction cut. The first colour which is very subtle, was laid down for the sky. Then another block was carved for the darker blue, which was then cut away a little more for the other three colours. Quite a complex print.
Block printing using wood was first printed on paper (1) about 12 years after York became the Roman capital (2) of the North of England, coincidentally.