Edition of 75
Image size 21x30cm. Paper size 30x40cm.
On show at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020. 6th October - 3rd January 2021.
I originally created this image in response to an exhibition organised by The Printmakers Council on the theme of Journeys in 2019. I made a reduction linocut of 20 copies in different colours (all shades of blue) which was exhibited at London Print Studio, Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester and Jack House Gallery in Portsmouth. I also exhibited him at my SOLO show in Blackheath in August 2019.
The figure in the boat is based on John Minton's dust jacket cover for Time Was Away from 1948. The figure is asleep in a boat on a beach, so I have imagined the sea has come in and swept him away. The original reduction linocut was titled The Dreamer, but I decided to retitle this 3 plate version to Cast Adrift following the interesting conversations that arose when talking to viewers about this image, as it seems to draw out the psychological state of the observer.
51 copies were available from the RA (sold out), the rest of the edition from me direct. Please contact me for availability as this is nearly sold out.