Silkscreen print in edition of 50
Image size 30 x 40 cm
Paper size 38 x 48 cm
Built on a dolerite outcrop on the Northumberland coast, lies Bamburgh Castle. The site was originally the location of a Celtic fort. However the core of the present castle was built by the Normans. Late medieval British author Thomas Malory identified Bamburgh Castle with Joyous Gard, the mythical castle home of Sir Lancelot in Arthurian legend.
This print is a 7 colour screen print. It is printed on Somerset tub size, a heavyweight 300 gram handmade paper from St Cuthbert's Mill in Somerset. The print is in a limited edition of 15 and signed by the artist.
A colour silkscreen print is created by building up an image with several layers of individually printed colours. This process is called colour separation. Each colour has its own 'positive' which is made on acetate or tracing paper (see photos for reference) which is then exposed to a UV light with a screen coated in photo-sensitive emulsion.