This is a very small edition of 5 prints with one artist proof available. Edition 1/5 and 2/5 are in the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the ’50 years of artist prints’ permanent collection.
The print is inspired by my local surroundings in North London and the people who live and have lived here and possibly walked past this pond; hidden in the ripples you will find Piet Mondrian, William Blake, Henry Moore, John Constable, Frederick Delius, John Keats, Professor Sigmund Freud, Rabindranath Tagore. The pond represents the waters and ideas that collect and that can be as fleeting as the wind that passes across the waters causing it to ripple. We are made up of the ideas of others. Some ideas stay with us and inform our own original ideas.
You may be interested to know that the waters that collect in Hampstead Ponds flow into the River Fleet which flows down Fleet Street where the newspapers used to be. The river fleet empties into the Thames River that flows out to sea and the world.