Erin Nicholls

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Limited edition print of my artwork "Footprints in Snow", which was part of my first series "A Year in Japan".
This work represents Winter.

This is a LARGE, unframed, limited edition print. It is titled and signed. The colours of the print are almost identical to the original. For this print I have used a high quality cotton rag paper. I am using this paper as the smooth whiteness works better for the snow. The dimensions are for the image. There is also a white border around it for framing which includes my signature, title and edition number.

This is the 5th 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.

This illustration shows my lone figure crossing a bridge in Japan in snowfall. The background is thick with fog and the scene is both dark and sombre, as well as vibrant and positive with the deep red of the bridge. A small temple almost obscured by fog draws the eye into the distance. The trees were drawn in a rushed, expressionistic style to give more movement to the image. It is a very quiet and peaceful scene. The original artwork was created using Copic markers, pencil and acrylic paint.

Medium

Canson smooth white, 100% cotton rag, museum grade, acid free. 310gsm. Matte finish.

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Unframed (requires framing)

This artwork is unframed and requires framing.

$300
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