Screen print still life of crocuses and boiled egg

• Bel Cowie, Easter Egg, screen print, 1979
I stumbled across this scrappy print in a tub of the usual discarded posters of footballers and dolphins. A stock study I’m sure I once would’ve hated, I now find myself drawn to its earthy domesticity. True, most of the seven colours are drab variations of 70s tobacco but the flat areas of pattern and the dubious dual perspective lend the print a quiet audacity. Maybe someday I'll even frame it.

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