‘Y is for Yellow Billed Stork’ 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. ‘Y is for Yellow Billed Stork’ depicts a black and white stork, its bill a vibrant yellow, standing in profile amidst a flurry of graphic, blue lines, which create a striking, patterned background. There is something of the collage about the print: Halifax is playing with different illustrative styles and techniques, layering up images and splashing on colour for a sense of texture and a contemporary feel. The square print is framed by a triangular stitch pattern with the words ‘Y is for Yellow Billed Stork’, in black sans serif font, skimming the top of the image. There is a harmony and simplicity to the image, appealing in its self-conscious naivety and clever use of colour and composition.