‘D is for Dog’ 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. ‘D is for Dog’ depicts a terrier, rendered in sketchy monochrome, its mouth open to reveal a large pink tongue. Behind the dog, Halifax has created a woven blue background which adds colour and texture to the piece. The square print is framed by a triangular stitch pattern with the words ‘D is for Dog’, in black sans serif font, skimming the top of the image. The translation of textile into print is striking, merged with illustration for a collage-like effect, and the combination of playful naivety and artistic technique produce a truly beautiful aesthetic.