First Morning of Spring PrintRob Ryan
Limited edition 'The First Morning of Spring' screen print by Rob Ryan.
Delicate two colour screen print in yellow and brown.
Paper measures 50.8cm x 68.5cm, image 39.5cm x 52.5cm.
Signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 100.
Text reads: "The first morning of spring in the park, the smell in the air is fresh and full of promise and new beginnings. You feel as if you could start your life all over again a brand new start and it will all be ok. Do you know that feeling? The bright sun after all the winter dull dark days on your face makes you feel good. Somehow I was blessed to feel this spring like joy all year round. On grey days I smile on wet days I sing, on black days and damp days and windy dark skied bleak days I could easily cry for joy. Who was I to be so blessed? I felt guilty because I had done nothing to deserve this precious gift."
Rob Ryan was born in 1962 in Akrotiri, Cyprus. He studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art, London where he specialised in Printmaking.
Since 2002 he has been working principally within the paper cutting medium. Although he views himself first and always as a fine artist, his intricate papercut work adapts itself readily to screenprinting which have then transferred to ceramics, fabrics, lasercutting and other surfaces.He has collaborated with Paul Smith, Liberty of London, Fortnum and Mason and Vogue along with many other established companies.