A Dog is the Best Medicine
This print combines collage with linoprinting. It is made from a collage of vintage, original pharmacy labels from old medicine bottles. These are very collectable and have a wonderful array of old typefaces, both scripts and block letters. They are the lovely, aged, mellow colour of old parchment.
I make a unique, individual collage of actual, original labels for each print, so every one is different.
There will only be 100 of these prints and each one is individually signed and numbered on the reverse.
The size of the paper (the labels go to the edge) is approx. 305 x 305 mm (11 3/4”) square.
Unframed print: £49 (+P&P worldwide shipping)
Framed prints: £89 (+P&P, UK addresses only)
About this print
Ask any dog lover and they will tell you how good their dog makes them feel. Whether we are feeling sad, grumpy, irritable or under the weather, somehow dogs have the ability to make us feel better about life.
My dog, Figo, can immediately smooth over any family rift — at the first sign of raised voices he comes rushing over wagging his tail and never fails to get us all smiling again.
I created this print in honour of a dog’s gift to make us feel better, whatever our situation.
I make frames for these prints out of reclaimed wood, which echoes the vintage appeal of the labels. The frames are made from what ever wood I can source and each frame has its own pattern of knots, grain, dinks, scratches, nail heads, rusty staples, wonky edges and aged patina.
Currently available are reclaimed wood frames from old roofing boards rescued from Sandhurst Army base.
The size of the framed print is around 43 cms (17”) square. Framed prints come ready to hang and are fitted with crystal clear acrylic glass.