Perched on a cliff edge on a western shore of the Isle of Lewis in May 2019, I was surrounded by the bobbing flowers of the thrift, pushing out from between the fragmented surface of Lewisian gneiss. The stark combination of flora and rock was made all the more stunningly and especially beautiful by the sound of the boiling sea, some sixty feet or so below my feet.
Dizzied by the very idea of looking over the edge, but in love with the location and the feeling of spring blossoming around me, I sketched away at what would become - several weeks and a few hundred miles later - Springtime Thrift.
Springtime Thrift is an 11 layer reduction linocut print, and is an edition of 10. 10% of the proceeds of sales of the original print will be donated to the Linda Norgrove Foundation.