Callan ditch

Callan Ditch , Rush-field , 2007.
56 cm x 43 cm.
Edition of 40.
3-block colour print on Somerset paper.

The ditch between the road and a field is usually a bit mysterious. Is there a four-foot drop into muddy water , or can I step there to pick a blackberry or avoid a 4 x 4 ? That mystery is curtained with these complex patterns of briar , fern, grass and bush - trimmed , hacked and let fall.. The tops of old rushes can truly dazzle in strong sunlight .

This one is very hard to print , between the dozen and more colours over the 3 blocks , and the awkward register of the succeeding blocks correctly on top of each other , but whose fault is that ?