Updated: Jan 17
Several of my linocut illustrations have been used for the ‘Welcome to Sutton Hoo’ leaflet.
On the cover is an illustration of Edith Pretty. Inside are illustrations of an Anglo-Saxon ship with a curlew, Tranmer House, the Sutton Hoo gold belt buckle, copper butterfly, nightingale bird and archaeologists excavating.
The leaflet gives visitor information and a map of walks in the grounds.
River with curlew and Anglo-Saxon ship linocut illustration
In the foreground is a linocut illustration of curlew wading in the mud flats of the estuary. In the background an Anglo-Saxon ship being is being rowed across the River Deben. The design shows the waves of the flowing water and clouds in the sky.
Video 1: Carving Sutton Hoo river with curlew and Anglo-Saxon ship linocut illustration
Video 2: Carving Sutton Hoo river with curlew and Anglo-Saxon ship linocut illustration
Video: Time-lapse carving Sutton Hoo river with curlew and Anglo-Saxon ship linocut illustration
Video: Inking Sutton Hoo river with curlew and Anglo-Saxon ship linocut illustration
Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo
A linocut illustration of Tranmer House at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. It shows a silhouette from the back of the house with the sun’s rays emanating from behind.
Edith Pretty looking out of the window at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo
Mrs Edith Pretty owned the Sutton Hoo estate near Woodbridge, Suffolk. In 1939 Edith asked archaeologist Basil Brown to investigate and excavate the largest of several Anglo-Saxon burial mounds on her property.
I created a linocut illustration of Edith Pretty looking out of her window at Tranmer House. The illustration shows views of the mounds in the distance through the sash windows.
Archaeology linocut illustration - Uncovering of the folk cemetery
The linocut illustrates modern day archaeology. It shows two archaeologists excavating a hanging bowl containing cremated remains.
See the step-by-step blogs about how I created each of the linocut prints for Sutton Hoo in the links below:
There are five more linocut illustrations which include King Raedwald, wild flower meadows, geophysics, grazing sheep and Basil Brown. These will be used later in the year for further Sutton Hoo marketing materials. I’ll share these as soon as I can.
Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this as much as I loved creating the linocuts.
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