‘The Harvest’ — limited edition relief print

‘The Harvest’, a limited edition relief print is available in time for Mother’s Day.

Does this little one’s body language remind you of anyone caught with their paws in the biscuit tin?!

A black and white relief print of a harvest mouse on a bramble bough covered in ripe and ripening blackberries. The mouse’s prehensile tail is curled around the top of the brow in the picture, mingling with the bramble leaves.
A black and white relief print of a harvest mouse on a bramble bough covered in ripe and ripening blackberries. The mouse’s prehensile tail is curled around the top of the brow in the picture, mingling with the bramble leaves.
A black and white relief print of a harvest mouse on a bramble bough covered in ripe and ripening blackberries. This close up view is of the mouse's head and front foot, showing the detail in the carving needed to depict mouse fur, claws and whiskers
A black and white relief print of a harvest mouse on a bramble bough covered in ripe and ripening blackberries. The mouse’s prehensile tail is curled around the top of the brow in the picture, mingling with the bramble leaves. The print is shown in an off-white mount with a black core.
The Harvest
The Harvest (close up view one)
The Harvest (close up view two)
The Harvest (mounted)
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The Harvest
The Harvest (close up view one)
The Harvest (close up view two)
The Harvest (mounted)
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I had so much fun carving this one. There are so many textures: the ridges of the leaves, the shiny berries, the mouse’s pelt, even its little hairy feet all needed different marks and strokes to depict them.

I have only once seen a harvest mouse’s nest. I was out for a walk with my beloved Grandma when she stopped and motioned for me to look at a tiny little round ball of woven grasses nestled at the top of some stems of wheat. We stood for what to my younger self felt like ages but we didn't see the mouse itself.

I like to think it was off eating blackberries, hence this print!