‘Flying Over Oxford Rooftops’ is a 4 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 aesthetic. Halifax takes inspiration from her immediate surroundings, drawing on places of special significance from her own life to create graphic landscapes filled with vibrancy and character. ‘Flying Over Oxford Rooftops’ uses a collage-like effect to depict the beautiful University buildings of Oxford. For the sky, Halifax has used a blue, repeated pattern, almost resembling Morris-style wallpaper. Against this, Halifax has layered the college buildings in their iconic sandstone colour: in the background, the dome of the Radcliffe Camera rises behind the spires of Exeter college, while the roof of the Sheldonian theatre takes the foreground. Halifax produces her cityscapes with the eye of an architect, rendering buildings in careful but artistic detail, while favouring a fluidity of perspective, which allows her unique style to shine.