‘M is for Meerkat’ 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. ‘M is for Meerkat’ shows a cheeky yellow meerkat, standing in the print’s foreground on its hind legs. For the background, Halifax has created a vista of golden grass, spindly trees and hazy blue sky, all woven from textile. The square print is framed by a triangular stitch design with the words ‘M is for Meerkat’, in black sans serif font, skimming the top of the image. The tapestry effect, transformed into print, is striking, and the combination of playful naivety and artistic technique produce a truly beautiful aesthetic.