‘S is for Squirrel’ 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. ’S is for Squirrel’ shows a beautiful orange squirrel crouched upon a tree branch. The scene is rich with detail: Halifax has used textile to create a vista of earthy browns and soft greens, with delicate leaves in the foreground, bushy trees on the horizon and a stripe-patterned sky. The square print is framed by a triangular stitch design with the words ’S is for Squirrel’, in black sans serif font, skimming the top of the image. The final aesthetic sits somewhere between children’s book illustration and traditional tapestry work, for a striking effect.