The Vale of the White Horse (2010 Series)

During our England trip, Holly and I made a pilgrimage of sorts to the Vale of the White Horse, where one can see the ancient chalk horse (the Uffington Horse) in Oxfordshire. Well, you can see it from an aircraft directly overhead, which certainly adds to the mystery. Considering it is most usually photographed from above, one is inclined to think the form is vast, but it really isn’t all that big.

This linocut is based on a shot Holly took of me making my way up to the horse, and the lumps of what remain of an iron age fort. As you can see, I’ve been experimenting with grass. Delineating it, not smoking it, alas. My sole vice and weakness remains the beers and ales of the British Isles. I think I really needed the beer and ale of the British Isles — and I mean all of it — after this little hike.

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