‘She Floated Away’ is a Linocut by contemporary print-maker, Chris Bourke. Printed onto 220gsm white paper, the print is from a limited edition of 100 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Chris Bourke produces beautiful prints from hand-made Linocuts. Using clean lines and a predominantly monochrome palette, Bourke archives a certain naive charm, built around stripped back simplicity. His prints are inspired by tattoo art and religious iconography, a pairing that works to exceptional success, centring around graphic patterns, typography and illustrative imagery, to create miniature tableaus and iconic motifs.
‘She Floated Away’ depicts the body of a girl, lifted inanimately over rooftops and towards the night sky, as her heart floats away, detached. Magnetic and compelling, the print possesses a deeply haunting quality with its stark, inky lines and surreal subject matter: a striking piece of contemporary print-work.