‘Z is for Zebra’ 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. ‘Z is for Zebra’ depicts two graceful zebras, sipping water from a pool. Halifax has used a range of textures to create a rich and vibrant print: an earthy brown pattern, made up of tiny circles, comprises the ground, while soft curved lines of blue, filled in with tiny pen strokes, create the small semi-circle of water in the print’s corner. The square print is framed by a triangular stitch pattern with the words ‘Z is for Zebra’, in black sans serif font, skimming the top of the image. Halifax has used a blend of graphic and illustrative techniques, merged with a strong compositional style, that work to create a beautiful and unique aesthetic.