Acton's Lock

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Acton's Lock
Jane Smith
Wood engraving
135mm x 173mm
Signed limited edition of 42
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In her series of wood engravings London based artist Jane Smith captures some familiar views of the city in miniature through this traditional relief printing technique. Engraving uses wood with a finer grain than with woodcut, allowing the artist more control over their mark making and enabling a more precise line. Two blocks with different engravings are printed over each other to create a play between colour, light and shadow.

This image of a boat approaching Acton's Lock on the Regent's Canal in Haggerston, Hackney utilises the wood engraving technique to perfectly express the effect of light rippling on water.

Sold unframed.