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Clementine Neild Printmaker | Illustrator

They Want to Be Flowers

They Want to Be Flowers

Regular price £195.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £195.00 GBP
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Title: They Want to be Flowers

Image Size: 9.5cm x 29.3cm

Framing: Unframed

Medium: Etching, drypoint, aquatint, open bite

Limited Edition: Yes

Edition Size: 20

Paper Type: Somerset Satin Soft White 300gsm

Further Information

The title is taken from the conclusion of Alan Garner's book The Owl Service - which was a particular favourite growing up. "She wants to be flowers, but you make her owls. You must not complain, then, if she goes hunting." (Alan Garner). The quote is about breaking patterns of behaviour.

The birds that feature in this image are part of a collection of inherited keepsakes from the artist's grandparents. Both sets of Grandparents travelled widely through work and leisure between the 1920s and 1990s and collected souvenirs from places like China, Africa, and Japan that the child Clementine was fascinated by when she visited their homes. They were all left to Clementine and now create worlds and tableaus in Clementine's studio and home that remind her of their previous owners and the worlds she imagined them part of as a child. Part of a series loosely titled 'Objects and Memories', these keepsakes form part of Clementine's exploration of her fascination with Japan and the far East and her family connections to that land.

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All artwork will arrive flatpacked and mounted in cellowrap on mountboard unless specifically stated otherwise in the listing.

About your print

Etchings, and hand made original prints are printed with a paper border. Please note the image size dimensions is the image itself and does not include any borders, signatures or edition numbers.

Original prints are editioned, signed and dated below the image.

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If a print is showing as sold out please email me if you would like it. Often these are drying in the print room or waiting to be printed!