The Salmon of Knowledge
Collagraphs are created by building up layers of different textures on a flat surface and varnishing to produce a 'plate'. This can then be used to create prints in variant colours. The plates are used for a limited edition of 25 prints. A highlight of silver leaf has been added along the salmon's back.
This work is based on the famous story of the Salmon of Knowledge, a story about the great leader of Irish warriors Finn MacCumhaill, it was said that he got all his wisdom by being the first to taste the Salmon of Knowledge. There are variations of the story throughout Ireland and Scotland in some of the very earliest texts, so it was a tale well told around many firesides.
Read more about the Salmon of Knowledge here