Heart of the Ocean (Lokta paper) - Large Original Linocut
'Heart of the Ocean' is from my range of 'Large Original Artworks'
I created this artwork in response to our connection to the ocean and it's ongoing destruction due to pollution and irresponsible fishing methods.
This is an original linocut image on a full sheet of handmade Lokta paper measuring 75 x 50 cm.
The Lokta paper provides a wonderful texture, This acid free paper is one of the finest hand made papers in the world and provides an important source of income for rural communities in Nepal. It has a low environmental impact as the plant used for the paper pulp regrows from the same root system. It is dried outside and 'kissed' by the Himalayan sun.
I create a number of versions from each lino plate but each one is a little bit different as they are all done by hand and the paper also has variations due to the way it is made.
- Approx paper size is 750 x 500 mm