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Dilnot, John

Night flight / John Dilnot.

[Brighton, England] : John Dilnot, 2013.
Physical Description:
1 print : screen print ; image 74 x 54 cm, on sheet 76 x 56 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2012 1c
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
On Fabriano Artistico 300gsm; two deckle edges.
Issued in an edition of 15; titled, signed, and dated in graphite along the bottom margin.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 4 of 15; titled, signed, and dated in graphite.
"This is a multi colour screen print. Instead of recording the number of printings and colours used, I worked on this print over a six week period in a free way starting with a solid black printed ground and slowly built up layer upon layer of opaque colour. I print with artists' high pigmented acrylic paint which allows good control and intensity of colour. The build up of opaque layers gives the print a strong physical quality. The print is similar to the Moth Collection boxes, except this time we have a swarm taking to the air at night. The species are mixed, it could be a natural phenomenon or an unnatural phenomenon. The moths imagery in the boxes and prints did originate from found line drawings of particular species. I find the names just as fascinating, such as Ghost, Magpie, Death's Head Hawk, Goat, Kentish Glory, Garden Tiger and Emperor."--Artist's statement.
Subject Terms:
Moths -- Pictorial works.
Natural history.
Screen prints.

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