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Mary Rose Binchy

Almost immediately I embarked on this project I settled on the idea of focusing on selected tools and artefacts of Prehistoric Ireland. I liked the idea of going back to 'origins' - both because of the sense of a 'time line', or a commonality of early experience, which essentially links Ireland with France and mainland Europe, and because I was drawn to the simplicity, clarity and integrity of the tools, their spare yet essential nature, the beautiful lightness of line accompanied by a solidity, an almost sculptural essence.

The working process was simple: I made pencil drawings of various items from the Paleolithic Period to the Middle Bronze Age and I then translated a selection of these drawings into monotype prints using hand transfer, a method which in it's own rudimentary and 'hands on' nature corresponds to the original source material. The tools themselves were rendered by hand with the most basic of materials, so too the prints intended to honour them.






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All prices are for unframed work including 13.5% VAT available for sale in Graphic Studio Gallery


Stone Spearhead,
monotype,
70 cm x 50 cm,
[44.5 cm x 35.5 cm],
650 (framed)

Jadeite Axe,
monotype,
70 cm x 50 cm,
[44.5 cm x 35.5 cm],
650 (framed)


Javelin Head,
monotype,
70 cm x 50 cm,
[44.5 cm x 35.5 cm],
650 (framed)

Two Razors,
monotype,
70 cm x 50 cm,
[44.5 cm x 35.5 cm],
650 (framed)

Flint Arrow Heads,
monotype,
70 cm x 50 cm,
[44.5 cm x 35.5 cm],
650 (framed)

Copper Dagger,
monotype,
70 cm x 50 cm,
[44.5 cm x 35.5 cm],
650 (framed)


Axe,
monotype,
70 cm x 50 cm,
[44.5 cm x 35.5 cm],
650 (framed)