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Limited edition print of my artwork "After the Rain", which was part of my first series "A Year in Japan". This work represents Autumn.

This is a LARGE, unframed, limited edition print. The colours of the print are almost identical to the original. For this print I have used a higher quality, textured paper. The paper colour is slightly off white and more in keeping with the paper used for the original. You can see the texture of the paper in the photos. The dimensions are for the size of the image. There is a white border around the image for framing.

I will not be writing any information nor putting my signature directly on the prints, instead I will provide a certificate of authenticity which will be numbered and signed by me. This certificate can be taped to the back of the framed work. I am doing it this way from now on as I will be travelling overseas a lot in 2019. My signature on the original artworks will be visible on the prints. This will also give you the option of framing so only the artwork is visible.

This is the 8th artwork I've created for this series, of which there are 12 - one for each month. The series captures everyday scenes in Japan in an attempt to convey the Japanese phrase 物の哀れ 'mono no aware' - the gentle sadness of things. This refers to the ephemeral, transitory nature of the world, which in turn evokes a greater appreciation for things which are quick to disappear, such as cherry blossoms. The scenes I portray are fleeting moments in time, where the figures, objects and light will only be in that exact state for a moment, never to be repeated. Furthering this concept, each piece also represents a different month of the year, highlighting the passage of time through the seasons. The works all feature a lone man with his back to the viewer, giving a glimpse into the life of a faceless stranger. The style I used was inspired by Studio Ghibli animation and traditional Japanese woodblock prints.

The original artwork was created using Copic markers and coloured pencil. The work depicts a young couple going to a restaurant for dinner. My lone man is walking past carrying his shopping. It is a bittersweet image as the young couple are happy on their way out for a romantic dinner, while the lone man, bathed in blue, walks home alone.

Medium

Textured cotton rag. French cold press. Natural, off white. 320gsm. Medium texture, matte. Acid free.

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