‘The Fisherman and His Wife’ // Linocut print
This lino print based on the fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers.
The fisherman is calling out for a flounder, which is no fish really, but an enchanted prince that makes wishes come true. The fisherman starts to make wishes for his wife that grow from wanting to have a bigger house to wanting to be king. The more she wishes, the more the sea rises and roars, to the point where she wants to become like God, and a great storm rages and blows, the sky is pitch black, and as thunder and lightning hit, the sea comes in with waves high as mountains.
I’ve made an edition of 15 prints, available for purchase at the Shop section.