is one of eight prints in Elisabeth Frink’s series Wild Animals
, 1970. The image was created using lithograph printing techniques – where the image is drawn onto a large metal or stone block, using an ink-attracting substance, and then printed onto paper. This technique is often used to build up blocks or layers of different colours, but here Frink seems to use a single colour to explore the texture of the bear’s fur as created by the printing block.
Date of work
Original: Lithograph on paper 51.8 x 65.8 cm © Estate of Elisabeth Frink. All Rights Reserved, DACS 20YY
Dame Elisabeth Frink was an English sculptor and printmaker who studied at the Guildford School of Art at the Chelsea School of Art. Frink’s range of subjects included the human figure, birds, dogs, horses and religious motifs. Frink created a lot of bronze outdoor sculptures, her style generalised the form and eliminated the detail of the sculptures. Frink’s continued fascination with flight was evident in a series of falling figures and winged men that she made during the 1960s.