Flora McLachlan

image of open spread of the Lancashire Life magazine

I make etchings, biting deeply then sandpapering to attack and sculpt the plate surface until the atmosphere is right. In contrast, working with lithography I watch the flow of the washes and follow the idea onwards as I draw. These contrasting approaches express my lyrical response to landscape. I’m fascinated by landscape as an expression of human history, shaped by the way it is used; and in how certain places can awake the memory of our shared inheritance of folk and fairy tale, the sense of wonder and mystery that lies deep in all of us.


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