‘To Tower Bridge, Thames and Beyond’ 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 in her own life to create busy, bustling cityscapes, filled with vibrancy and character. ‘To Tower Bridge, Thames and Beyond’ depicts the London skyline from an elevated position, looking down and across the Thames towards the West. Halifax has included the key sites: the Shard, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, rendered in careful architectural detail. The rest of the city is filled in painstakingly with black ink, stretching back as far as the eye can see, with a soft blue sky and river for contrast against the monochrome. Long shadows cast by the skyscrapers across the Thames hint at the ever imposing nature of London’s upward growing skyline while soaring swifts reach far into the air, to remind the viewer of the delicate relationship between city and nature. ‘To Tower Bridge, Thames and Beyond’ is a powerful print, recasting London in Halifax’s inimitable style for maximum impact.