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Emerson Mayes

£260.00
  • Emerson Mayes
  • Emerson Mayes
  • Emerson Mayes
  • Emerson Mayes

Emerson Mayes was born in Yorkshire and graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994.

This collection of prints is part of a larger new body of work completed during the recent lockdowns. On his regular permitted walks, Emerson depicted the birds of the urban edgelands around his home, whose song had become the backdrop to his ‘daily permitted exercise’.

In total Emerson observed well over twenty species on his circular walk, ranging from the majestic Red Kite down to Britain’s smallest bird, the goldcrest. In these simple drypoints Emerson tries to capture each bird’s essence as well as fleeting moments of quiet, solitude and peace – things which were rare during such a troubling time.

Drypoint appeals to Emerson for its directness and similarity to drawing. Another plus is that due to the softness of the plate used the hand-printed editions are kept small.

Emerson Mayes
Edgeland Blackbird
Drypoint (5/10)
£260
£26 a month on Own Art

Emerson Mayes
Edgeland Bluetit
Drypoint (5/10)
£260
£26 a month on Own Art

Emerson Mayes
Edgeland Bullfinch
Drypoint (5/10)
£260
£26 a month on Own Art

Emerson Mayes
Edgeland Wagtail
Drypoint (5/10)
£260
£26 a month on Own Art