Introducing the Mower from ‘Shades of the Countryside’, a work which hints at both the multitudinous tones of the rural landscape and, more interestingly, at the traces of lives once lived in its nooks and corners.
His cameo is set against a backdrop of small fields, bordered by ancient hedgerows. The mower’s lean profile - resplendent in cap, shirt and neckerchief - tells of his stamina with the scythe. If this wasn’t proof enough, his work is evidenced by neat stacks of drying grass, each casting lovely shadows.
This cameo, drawn by Cameron Short and reproduced by master printers, floats within a simple wooden box frame, stained grey. The print’s graphite tones have a hint of mauve; this is echoed in the pigment chosen for the frame’s interior. The print sits behind UV resistant, non-reflective glass. Its dimensions are - Width: 40.5cm Height: 41.5cm Depth: 3cm