Another print inspired by a tree or trees, it’s part of the series started by ‘Blackthorn Winter’ and yet again it’s an experiment with process and technique. When you wander around Fenland you find odd trees that look as if they should be in a garden rather than growing in a hedgerow or the corner of an orchard, the pea like seeds of a laburnum could have been carried by a bird but sometimes the answer is that once there was a long demolished cottage on the site and the tree must have come from an original tree quite possibly planted in the 19th century. These lonely trees are strangely eerie, a bit like old photographs, and they’re becoming a bit of an obsession. The print has an experimental side to it in the handling process of the Lino to print the flowers, I etched the Lino to break up and texture the surface, then the flower shapes were cut and printed from the etched Lino as if it was an etching plate to give me texture and a build-up of ink and differing strengths of yellow. An interesting and time consuming exercise and not one for the Lino print purists.