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Book of Spring Lambs 07

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Screenprint
Artist/Maker: Blyth, David
Date: 2009
Media/Materials: ink on paper
Dimensions: overall: 70 cm x 100 cm


One of a series of screenprints entitled 'Book of Spring Lambs' by David Blyth.
This print features a ewe and a lamb infilled with floral decoration.

David Blyth studied painting and sculpture at Gray's School of Art, graduating with an MA Degree in 1999. In 2003 the artist was selected to participate in Zenomap, Scotland's first presentation of art at the Venice Biennale.

"This great white interior was empty even when it was full, because most of what was in it didn’t belong in it and would soon be purged from it... Inside this great white interior, few things looked settled, and fewer looked at home, and those that did look settled, also looked like they had been prepared: approved, trained, disciplined, marshalled."

In this suite of prints David Blyth playfully explores the subject of lambing and domesticity by using colour and pattern.

"The Book of Spring Lambs responds to a period of research on a Scottish sheep farm, helping out during the busy lambing season. A city boy gone rural, the cold reality of livestock management exposes a world far harsher than the kitsch idyll of white spring lambs and green pastures."
Object Number: ABDRG2010.519.7