A series of four new prints by renowned artist Stanley Donwood has just been added to the Slowly Downward Manufactory shop. Here’s what he has to say about them:
‘In the summer of 2014 I found myself on a vast expanse of mudflats off the Essex coast. I ended up making four drawings, adapted from photographs taken during the filming of a music video. The mudflats are known as Maplin Sands, and there is a path across them to an island called Foulness. The path is called ‘The Broomway’, and is said to be ‘the most dangerous path in Britain’. It is an eerie quarter of the world.’
The four drawings have now been made into screen prints, entitled Raven, Gull, Fox & Hare and Broomway. Each is hand-printed on Somerset Satin 270gsm stock with three colours, as numbered editions of 88; signed and stamped.
Stanley will be joining the workshop programme at this year’s Port Eliot Festival.