Reduction Linocut (nine colours). 270mm x 180mm.
Edition of 5.
Well I didn't finish in time for Christmas but I have managed to finish it before the year end, just! And in the intended nine colours rather than the ten or eleven that I thought it might run to. There were one or two hicups along the way and I lost three prints due to sloppy registration.
This is Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales, a massive limestone crag from the base of which emerges Malham Beck. Described by the artist John Busby as looking like a giant butterfly pinned to the landscape. From the top of the crag a valley leads up onto the moor and eventually to Malham tarn. This valley is now dry, but eons back in the mists of time, it must once have carried a torrent that plunged over the lip of the cove in a waterfall higher than Niagara.
Happy New Year !