[framed] Paddington Station by Rebecca Coleman
Etching / Engraving on Paper, Subject: Architecture and cityscapes, Graphic, illustrative and typographic style, From a limited edition of 150, Signed and numbered on the front, Framed and ready to hang, Size: 33 x 47 x 1 cm (framed) / 15 x 28 cm (unframed), Materials: Wood engraving, ink on paper
The space created by Brunel’s magnificent wrought iron arches at Paddington Station is vast. So it’s only fitting that Rebecca has used her largest wood engraving to date to pay tribute to this incredible feat of architecture. The viewpoint is a ramp leading down to platforms 8 and 9, via which vehicles used to be able to drive right down to the trains. This shadowy, narrow route serves as a striking contrast to the bright, broad space created by the roof – which dwarfs the passengers and even the trains. Actual image size is 15x28cm; hand-printed, mounted, framed and glazed. Unframed prints from this edition are also available via Artfinder. Wood engraving is a form of fine art printmaking. The artist uses specialised tools to create the image in relief (and reverse) on the end grain of a block of hardwood – usually boxwood – by removing the ‘white’ parts of the image. This technique is painstaking and highly technical, and allows for the creation of exquisitely detailed works. Rebecca’s wood engravings have been exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, with the Society of Wood Engravers, and in galleries across the world from Japan to the USA.