This is a re-working of Anna’s London Fancies print. ‘Rejoice The Hearts of Us Dwellers In Cities’ is a quote from a journalist describing why Londoners kept canaries in the 19th C. During lockdown, the sounds of birds singing were one of the small joys to be had in a garden-less London flat, and Anna was reminded of this quote, and how it seemed to take on particular relevance during this time. Many other people with and without gardens found solace in seeing and hearing the birds sing, whether because of the reduced noise levels, spending more time at home, or just becoming more aware of the smaller environment around them as time slowed and less competing entertainment was available. It was interesting for her to see how the skills artists posses became more appreciated – observing and taking joy and interest in the smaller details, often lost among more attention seeking experiences.
The print is a two colour screen print (black outline with gold text). Each one is then hand coloured with watercolour, so each print is a unique piece, as there may be slight variations in the colouring. Signed in an edition of 14.
2 colour screen print, hand coloured with watercolour, on White Hahnemuhle German Etching paper, 300gsm.
39 x 49cms
Limited edition of 14