In June 2022 I was absolutely delighted to be approached by Andrew Moorhouse of Fine Press Poetry asking if I would consider creating an illustration to accompany a special edition of Simon Armitage's poem Queenhood. The Poet Laureate wrote this lovely tribute to HRH Elizabeth II to celebrate her platinum jubilee. Subsequently, I designed and made a relief collagraph print inspired by the lines from the poem:
It is constancy and it is change:
the age of clockwork morphs into digital days,
but the song of the blackbird remains the same.
My print, 'Blackbird in the Briar' included a tudor rose inspired by the embroidery on the Queen's coronation dress. There are still copies of this lovely book available via the website HERE