Night Swimmer II

Additional information


Edition variable reduction woodcut with hand painting


Edition Variable (E.V) of 17

Sheet Size

Sheet size: 75 x 107 cm (29 1/2 x 42 in)


Signed and numbered by the artist on the front


Published by Hammick Editions, 2023


Night Swimmer II is a companion piece to Night Swimmer (2023), Tom Hammick’s reduction woodcut depicting a solitary bather walking into the night, surrounded by flora and fauna. In this landscape depiction published in a limited edition of 17 unique variables, the foregrounding vegetation glows in the darkness, set against a velvet night. Hammick has described landscape in his work as a metaphor to explore an “imaginary and mythological dreamscape”, a shifting space of dense wildlife and night sounds. In this way, Hammick seeks a state of ‘hypnagogia’, which he describes as “that little bit of time where you’re coming out of your dreams; you’re lying in bed, and you’re half in dreamland and you’re half waking up.”