Anna's Aye Aye Captain is a mounted giclée print of a magpie, set against an intricate background of leaves and sprigs.
The print is taken from an original paper cut by talented paper artist Anna Cook, one of the gallery’s resident artists. Each print is hand signed by the artist, and presented in a white mount.
About the artist:
Anna tells us: "Papercutting is a really labour intensive practice that requires an enormous amount of concentration and a steady hand. With a bit of patience it produces beautiful results, backache, and a touch of eye strain - I love it!
I always start a piece by deciding on the subject. York is my adopted City so I obviously had to create a scene of my favourite place. Over the years I’ve found Foxes, Hares and Blackbirds to be amongst the favourites and, although the jury’s out with Crows and Mice, I make them anyway!
All my work starts out life as a unique paper cut. The originals are cut by hand using a sharp scalpel, and are one off designs. The originals are then scanned at a very high resolution to produce mounted open edition or limited edition prints."
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