Golden

Limited Edition Print Details:

Printed on paper A3+ size: 13”x19”, 329mm x 483mm.

All prints are handmade using Epson Ultrachrome HD archival pigment inks and the highest quality acid-free paper:

  • Colour images are printed on 305gsm Fotospeed Signature Cotton Etching paper, matt finish

  • Monochrome images are printed on 310gsm Canson Infinity Caryta Photographique, satin finish

Limited edition prints are in editions of 25.

Guarantee: if you are not entirely satisfied, I guarantee to refund the full amount paid.

I have long been fascinated by the contrasts of sunflowers. Once the seed has germinated, they seem to go up like a rocket, bursting into this wonderful brilliant golden disc. They follow the path of the sun (hence girasoleand tournesol), but then, just as quickly, their heads droop and they decline into a kind of rapid old age. The poet William Blake sums up this progress from youth to age:

Ah Sun-flower! weary of time, 
Who countest the steps of the Sun: 
Seeking after that sweet golden clime 
Where the travellers journey is done. 

Where the Youth pined away with desire, 
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow: 
Arise from their graves and aspire, 
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go.

These images depict stages in this decline