A man and his shed, a place to call his home where hobbies, crafts, pastimes and indulgences can be enjoyed. You can make and repair fishing tackle, make useful things for the house and generally it’s a place to retire to that everybody else needs a passport or special permission to enter. In other words a place to call your own. I think Arthur Ransome wrote an essay on ‘man sheds’ in the Manchester Guardian many years ago and I reckon this is what persuaded me to to produce this linocut. There’s fishing tackle, nets, ammunition, marijaunha seedlings, a pipe, tobacco, floats being made, gardening equipment, chemicals, biscuits, tea, a bottle of Bass and even a naughty pin-up. It is not a self-portrait.
Shed dreams. Linocut in four colours printed on 300gsm Fabriano Artistico Brilliant White HP in an edition of ten. Image size 200mm x 300mm. £75.00