|Dimensions||18 x 13 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)
One of a series of original wood engravings exploring the dynamic atmosphere and distinctive architecture of the London Underground. By choosing unusual angles and perspectives of near-deserted stations, the artist’s aim is to help the viewer to rediscover and better appreciate these incredible subterranean man-made structures.
In this piece we see a rat’s eye view of Arsenal Station on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground. The foreground is dominated by the distinctive truncated domes of the platform’s tactile strip. This is the only Tube station to be named after a football club. However, until 1932 the station was called Gillespie Road, and the original wall tiling still bears this name.
Wood engraving is a form of fine art printmaking. The artist uses specialised tools to create the image in relief (and reverse) on the end grain of a block of hardwood – usually boxwood – by removing the ‘white’ parts of the image. This technique is painstaking and highly technical, and allows for the creation of exquisitely detailed works. Rebecca’s wood engravings have been exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, with the Society of Wood Engravers, and in galleries across the world from Japan to the USA.
Product Reference No: A-192807
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