Eclogue VI: forests grow, and beasts roam the wild land
I made this etching in response to Samuel Palmer’s etchings of Virgil’s Eclogues. Driving up to North Wales I passed a stunted little oak wood walled off from the sheep that nibbled the mountainside around it.
Of course, it reminded me of the walled orchard on the green hill amongst the mountains in ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ by C S Lewis. To grow anything in Wales you have to fence it off from the sheep, and I imagine it was the same with the goats in Virgil’s time...
Soft ground etching and aquatint on Hahnehuhle paper
Edition of 120, 80 available
Print dimensions : 17 x 20cm
Framed dimensions : 35.3 x 37.5cm
Framing : dark grey-brown stained narrow oak with a mount to match the creamy paper colour. Cord attached to D-rings in frame edges to hang.
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