An image originally created for the Society of Wood Engravers project 'Spring' in early 2018. I love the dramatic clouds and changable light that falls across the landscape during heavy April showers. A dog walker heads off into the uncertainty of such a day - leaving behind one of the numerous churches that string along the South Downs. Springtime is a time of rebirth and light after dark, not only in our natural world but also the church marks its most important time at Easter. Throughout the engraving I have used light and dark to symbolise this, most noteably the two grave stones in the foreground. The title 'Shuckish Weather' is an old Sussex dialect term to describe changeable weather.
It has very limited availability the edition was 60 - and 40 of those were committed to the Society project.
Wood engraving printed onto Zerkall mould made paper in an edition of 60. The image has been engraved on one piece of boxwood- left unprepared with a waney edge, to heighten the natural beauty of the piece of wood. Print measures 120mm x 100mm mounted and unframed.