Unknown time sparrow is a limited edition of 100 prints of a flying sparrow handprinted onto off white Japanese paper-This paper is considered to be vegan as there is no sizing agent/wet strengthening agent/aluminium sulphate included in the paper, it is bleached by natural means and is compossed mostly of Gampi fibres, in raw umber-black ink (also vegan)
the paper size is juse short of A4
All prints are/could be printed to order & will take a couple of weeks to be printed & to dry, please allow for time when you order (feel free to ask if I do have one in stock in the off chance before you order)
Each order is posted out from my studio in Cornwall, please allow longer than you’d think for it to arrive. Things don’t always happen so quickly posted from a one person artist & a little post office in a small village at the end of the country. Thank you.
‘The present life of man upon earth, O King, seems to me in comparison with that time which is unknown to us like the swift flight of a sparrow through the mead-hall where you sit at supper in winter, with your Ealdormen and thanes, while the fire blazes in the midst and the hall is warmed, but the wintry storms of rain or snow are raging abroad. The sparrow, flying in at one door and immediately out at another, whilst he is within, is safe from the wintry tempest, but after a short space of fair weather, he immediately vanishes out of your sight, passing from winter to winter again. So this life of man appears for a little while, but of what is to follow or what went before we know nothing at all.’