‘C is for Canary’ is a 3 colour silkscreen print by artist Clare Halifax. From a limited edition of 75. The print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Clare Halifax is an artist who understands the beauty of print making. Using highly skilled processes, with an impressive talent for illustration, Halifax creates prints of rich and meticulous detail, with design, pattern and colour playing crucial roles in the overall style. Halifax has produced a series of a-z animal prints, using textiles to create a picture book aesthetic. With an impressive eye for colour and composition, the animal series merges art and design, incorporating typography, texture and graphics to stunning effect. ‘C is for Canary’ is a triumph of colour and composition. Reminiscent of traditional Chinese silk painting, three golden-yellow canaries perch upon a spindly branch. Delicate leaves crowd one corner of the print and a beautiful, woven-blue background lifts the image, chiming harmoniously with the yellow of the birds. The square print is framed by a triangular stitch pattern with the words ‘C is for Canary’, in black sans serif font, skimming the top of the image. The translation of textile into print is striking, and Halifax’s talent for compositional technique and stunning tonality shines through, creating a truly beautiful aesthetic.