Print of Abracadabra drawing No.26 Gold Finger
Number 26 printed from my 66 drawings represents one of the 66 letters of the ABRACADABRA talisman. If you magnify the image of the completed talisman and see the attached diagram, you can find this drawing around the middle of the triangle.
This drawing is taken from a No.1 Hand Fan design of mine called Gold Finger. In the three years that I was selling my hand-painted fans on my website (victim of the Covid pandemic. ) this cheeky design created in the old master style sold the most worldwide..... I'm sure a psychologist could tell me why. Just the right size to move it exactly where you want it to be seen!
This print is actual image size at 15 cm / 6" on 21 cm / 8" mould made, acid free, archival fine art rag paper 190g/90Ib
There are 66 of the Abracadabra artworks to choose from, so they're a perfect size, great for collecting, hanging them vertically or horizontally, experimenting with them by filling an entire wall or spreading the love through different spaces and having a choice for your different moods.
You can see the original drawings and other works that are often behind each image in my drawing section.
Please read on if you would like to know more about the making and the maker.
These works are open prints and unframed.
These prints are a continuation of my Abracadabra series of drawings, and an entirely new shift for me. The project has taken five years in the making and is still developing, these fine art prints are the next stage.
I had hoped to have this collection published last year whilst I was travelling through Asia, but I had so many issues with internet speeds and power outages when I was trying to launch in November that I decided to postpone it until I was back in the UK.....which is now!
Creativity for me is about adapting and responding to circumstances so that I can keep making. Not many can afford to buy original art in such times, and so I need to change, to take a new direction in order to reach a more diverse public. This I hope to do by making my work as affordable as I can. That’s the fundamental idea behind me making these prints.
I have always actively sought and embraced change, which manifests in the diversity of my work. Many different projects and interests have fuelled my creativity over the years. This same need to move on, explore, discover and encounter has meant that travel has been a big part of my life for the last 20 years or so. I have set up makeshift studios in many different places and cultures, producing work directly from my environment and my headspace at the time.
My 66Circles and this Abracadabra collection are examples of these travel-inspired works. Every one of the original 66 Abracadabra drawings leads to a print 1 - 66. Most were completed whilst travelling in 2017 - 2019 and at home during the worst of the covid years, taking 5 years to complete in 2022.
All carry an influence on my surroundings and what was going on around me at that time, the colours, light, people, and places, along with my memories, moods and thoughts at that time.
I hope you enjoy the work!