‘J is for (Blue) Jay’ 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. ‘J is for (Blue) Jay’ is a triumph of colour and composition. An intricately detailed Blue Jay perches atop a spindly branch that cuts across the centre of the image. Turned from the viewer, the bird’s beautiful plumage is displayed, its head cocked sideways to reveal its crest and beak. The image is completed with a gentle-blue background made up of detailed patterning. The square print is framed by a triangular stitch design with the words ‘J is for (blue) Jay’, in black sans serif font, skimming the bottom of the image. The final aesthetic sits somewhere between children’s book illustration and traditional Chinese silk painting, for a striking effect.