Barn Owl at Jodrell Bank limited edition signed original linocut


Owl at Jodrell Bank is a large colour linocut of a barn owl flying at night near the large radio telescope at Jodrell bank in Cheshire. This edition of 50 is printed in oil-based inks on acid free cartridge paper.

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Barn Owl at Jodrell Bank is approximately 39 cm wide by 28 cm high (roughly A3) and signed beneath by me, the artist. This is a variable edition of 50.

Every linocut of Barn Owl at Jodrell Bank is hand printed and individual prints vary slightly from each other, so that you will own an individual work of art. These are not mass-produced at the printers but printed by me by burnishing the back with a spoon!

Your work of art will come ready mounted to fit a standard-sized frame. International orders will be sent without a mount, rolled with acid-free tissue paper in a tube.

Jodrell Bank Observatory is part of the Astrophysics Department of Manchester University. It is in the countryside near Goostrey, Cheshire, and has a visitor centre and arboretum open to the public. It also hosts the Bluedot Festival every summer for music, talks, films, comedy and other audience events with an astronomy, science or science fiction theme.

The observatory was established in 1945 by Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the university, to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar in the Second World War. The beautiful large main radio telescope is named after him – and is prominent in my linocut.

It is the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world.

I am interested in telescopes and some of the other large structures used by scientists to peer into the secrets of the natural world. In this image, I like the idea of the barn owl flying across the face of the radio dish instead of the more usual full moon.

If you are interested in astronomy, you might also be interested in my linocuts of Herstmonceux Observatory and the Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank. I hope to feature other observatories in my work in future.


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