Way down upon the Swanee River,⠀
Far, far away,⠀
That’s where my heart is yearning ever,⠀
Home where the old folks stay.⠀
Florida in December. Hot, humid, and incredibly lush. Inland, the ocean left behind, at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Centre State Park. Named after the man who wrote ‘Oh, Susanna, Old Folks at Home, Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair’… Songs not too many remember these days. ⠀
There, a solitary trail winding through palmettos, oaks, and shrubs and along the Suwannee River. ⠀
The river: brown, slow moving, swampy. The air, damp. Alligator warnings all over the place so even the smallest rustle can make you nervous. ⠀
This print is part of the Heron Road series – inspired by a year-long road trip along the back roads of North America.
An eleven-colour limited-edition reduction linocut, carved and printed by hand from a single block, each colour printed individually.
Every print in this edition is unique; minor variations are possible and are the result of the process by which it’s made. Colours may vary slightly depending on your monitor.
Each print bears the number within the edition and the artist’s signature.