Back to my old art school sketch books for a print whose subject is the long disappeared Ironstone mining district in Cleveland in North Yorkshire. There were still the odd few mines working in the late 1960’s but by the change of the decade they were all closed and the iron ore was being brought into the River Tees in huge bulk carriers weighing tens of thousands of tons. This print is based on a view of a mine that supported a small village, an area that was about to feel the cruel wind of change as one hundred and fifty years or more of mining came to an end. The price of progress.
The light side of the moon. Linocut in eight colours printed on 300gsm Fabriano Artistico Extra White HP in an edition of ten. Image size 210mm x 270mm. £110.00