An alternative and autumnal view of the West Norfolk Fenland. People tend to forget that at one time Fenland had many massive reed beds and all of the drainage was powered by wind and not massive steam engines, diesel engines or huge electric pumps, just good old windmills moving the extra water from dyke to drain or to a river. The print is a companion to the two prints of the Cutting through the mustard and Orange September as a typical Fenland landscape but in this case taking a rather more nostalgic view. When I am out pike fishing I love the sound of the wind in the reeds and reed beds, it’s very, very West Norfolk to me but the sound will be just the same in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, the Kentish flatlands or reeded areas of the foreshore and estuary.
Black mill. Linocut printed in eight colours on 300gsm Madrid Litho White in an edition of ten. Size 297mm x 210mm. £150.00