The Butterfly Meadow by Danielle Stretch
Linocut on Paper, Subject: Flowers and plants, Illustrative style, From a limited edition of 75, Signed and numbered on the front, Size: 30 x 60 cm / 30 x 60 cm (actual image size), Materials: printmaking lino, relief printmaking ink, watercolour paper
There was an ancient wildflower meadow close to where I lived as a child. I used to lie there in Summer amongst the flowers and it made me feel very happy. This is a stylised version of that meadow. I drew the design in pencil on the lino and made it up as I went along. Sadly, the meadow no longer exists and has been turned into luxury flats. Around 90% of our wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1960’s.