‘Balloons Over The M Shed Cargo Cranes’ is inspired by the four electric cranes that stand proud at Bristol Docks. The cranes were built in the 1950s and have borne witness to over half a century of change to the area. They offer a tangible link to Bristol’s industrial and maritime history and have become an iconic landmark for the city. Just as the cranes form part of Bristol’s history, so does the hot air balloon, with the first modern one, The Bristol Belle, launching from College Green for its maiden flight in 1967. Nowadays Bristol is known for the biggest annual balloon fiesta in Europe and the image of a hot air balloon is synonymous with Bristol, almost becoming its emblem.
This gorgeous limited edition fine art print would be a perfect fit anywhere in the home but especially within a communal living space where it can be seen often and enjoyed by all! The cheerful nature of the print lends itself well to areas of the home where you entertain guests, creating a point of interest that can spark conversation. Impress your friends and family with your knowledge of the history of Bristol whilst celebrating its impressive landmarks. By combining the other Bristol prints in this collection, to make a diptych or triptych gallery wall, you could create a showstopper of a statement art piece in your home. This would work perfectly in the space above a sofa, bedhead or mantlepiece. The Bristol collection is also available in bundles of 2 prints or 3 prints at a discounted price.
With a choice of a white or lilac background the prints are limited to an edition of just 75, each one hand numbered and signed. Each print is carefully hand finished with the addition of gold leaf details, adding an extra special and unique touch. The prints are sold unframed but you have the option to add a magnetic poster hanger to your order using the drop down menu.
‘Balloons Over Clifton Crescent’ was handmade by Liz, founder of Slow Sunday, in her home studio in Bristol. Liz uses a unique papercut stencil and roller print technique to produce her lively and textured prints. The handmade artwork has then been scanned and digitally modified to create the perfect print. The artwork is digitally printed onto artist quality soft textured bright white cotton paper. The paper has a lovely quality and is thick and weighty at 225gsm.
Your print will be carefully packaged with a cardboard backing and placed inside a card backed envelope to ensure it arrives with you safely. The print itself will be wrapped in a bio-degradable and compostable ‘cellophane’ bag which has been made in the UK from vegetable starch. These bags can be placed in either a home or commercial compost bin and will break down to CO2 and water which can then be reused in the ecosystem to make new plants.
A handwritten thank you note will accompany each order.
Want to send a gift directly? Add a note to your order and a personalised handwritten message will be added so someone special knows you are thinking of them.
21cm X 40cm
Please note that colours may vary slightly due to screen settings.
Prices include UK post and packaging and all orders will be shipped first class Royal Mail. During this time orders will be dispatched 2-3 times a week. If you need your order to arrive by a specific date please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.
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