‘Mathematical Bridge, Cambridge’ 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 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. ‘Mathematical Bridge, Cambridge’ is a triumph of colour and composition. The image is dominated by the river, which Halifax has rendered in a soft blue, repeated pattern, almost resembling Morris wallpaper. The top section of the print shows the bridge, with foliage behind, all left in sketchy monochrome. Rowers are active on the water, their boats - like the railings of the bridge - picked out in a shade of orange that harmonises beautifully with the blue of the water. The perspective is not quite possible - slightly skewed for the eye - but that is where the charm lies: though detailed and accurate, Halifax’s work refuses rigidity and strict realism, favouring an artistic fluidity, which allows her unique style to shine.