The rookery by Michael Atkin is a limited edition Lino print hand printed onto handmade paper using a 1889 Albion platen press. The print is a depiction of Michael's local rookery on North Street, where he has been walking past this place for many years, and been attracted to the sound and sights of the rooks swooping about and calling to each other. "Whilst I was sketching the couple came into view and added another dimension to the scene."
Michael Atkin creates limited edition etchings, lino prints, fine art books and wood engravings. Images are figurative, narrative and located in the Yorkshire countryside. It is an imagined or remembered place. In the more vigorous of these country idylls; opposites are composed, reconciled: shadow and sunlight, water and woodland, valley and hillside.I have a blurred map of connections, of things seen, things read, places visited and other things, which once amalgamated form the imagery I conceive and commit to print. The landscape is imagined as an assemblage pieced together with vivid elements. People are dwarfed by the landscape. Images evolve from brief outline sketches made in sketchbo ...
More from Michael Atkin