Linoleum sea print of a rocky coastline showing arches and stacks

Rocky coastline print:
Stacks

An original print so evocative of the rocky English coastline that those who see it are convinced they've visited the scene – some place it on the South Coast, some elsewhere.

The sea shapes our coastline, building up or eroding respectively. Where headlands form, the sea will find any weaknesses in the rock and wear it away. Eventually the sea breaks through the headland to the other side, creating a bridge or arch of rock. It is when the arch collapses that a rock stack is created – as seen in the distance in this linocut.

A reduction-cut print, it passed through the printmaking press three times. The final pass involved multiple inks hand-painted onto the lino. The result is a rich, intense and textured print with a great deal of character.


Exhibited at St Peters Church art show, Harrogate, 2013. along with Moorland Air' and 'Coast'.

  • Image size: 16cm x 13cm (6.5" x 5")
  • Method: linocut
  • Edition size: 18
  • Passes through press: 3
  • Paper: Magnani Litho (300gsm Extra White)