Edition variable reduction woodcut with hand painting
Edition Variable (E.V) of 13
Sheet size: 121 x 101 cm (47 5/8 x 39 3/4 in)
Signed and numbered by the artist on the front
Published by Hammick Editions, 2023
Night Swimmer has been printed by British painter and printmaker Tom Hammick in a very limited edition of just 13 unique variables. This complex, varied woodcut depicts the iridescent glow of a bather walking into the night, surrounded by flora and fauna. 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 such a dreamscape, vegetation become abstract texture, moving around the bather as they walk. Roots and wild plants obscure the path, welcoming the solitary figure’s wandering into imaginative territories.