Triple print of Menai Strait Prawn
I picked up this prawn from my friend Andy in December, he was clearing down his bait tanks on the Menai and had pulled out half a dozen prawns and a pollock. He gifted me this little guy and he went in the freezer until I had some time after Christmas to get in the studio and print.
I've printed the same prawn here three times onto an A4 sheet of Chinese calligraphy paper using and dark blue and gold ink. It takes a long time to prepare and ink a prawn and then position it ready to print. So although it's a small print, a lot of work goes into it.
Once the print is made, the paper isn't really good for framing as it gets knocked out of shape during printing. So I take a second sheet of paper and using a very ancient technique called wet mounting, I glue the first sheet to the second sheet on a board and during this process the print can be completely flattened ready to be framed.
Every print I do comes with a certificate explaining when and where the specimen was caught and when it was printed. As it's A4 in size, it will fit into an off the shelf frame.
It will be posted out in a poster tube, wrapped in acid free tissue paper with the certificate. Postage to the UK is free.