Angela Harding is always on the lookout for birds. It’s not the nearly extinct that interest her. Nor the exotic species that fly over her hometown Wing in Oxforshire on their way to the south. It’s the common, everyday birds she loves. Blackbirds, sparrows and curlews for instance. Because of their shape, colour and warm childhood memories. Angela catches them drawing a quick sketch. Quietly and patiently she carves them into linoleum, vinyl or a piece of wood, line after line, scratch after scratch, using a V-shaped chisel or gouge. When the work is finished, the block is inked with a roller and then impressed onto paper. The actual printing takes place on a reproduction of a beautiful Rochate Albion Press. The results are wonderful nature prints with powerful birds with wings of memories.
Location UK NO. Images 40 Published in NL/BE2017