‘P is for Panda’ 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. ‘P is for Panda’ depicts a playful panda, pulling at a bamboo plant. The scene is rich with detail: Halifax has used textile to create a jungle vista, with earthy ground, hazy horizon, and soft leaves of bamboo spilling into the foreground. The body of the panda merges with the soft, yellow-green of the background, as if camouflaged, creating an almost abstract aesthetic in an otherwise figurative image. The square print is framed by a triangular stitch design with the words ‘P is for Panda’, 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 works to produce a truly beautiful image.