Stella Yarrow - Peregrine, Shard, Night


Stella Yarrow is one of 16 talented locally-based artists exhibiting at London Bridge Hotel OPEN 3: Urban Nature, a public art exhibition which runs until the end of May 2020. This marks the third such exhibition in a series originally launched by London Bridge Hotel General Manager, Julio Marques in 2019, conceived in partnership with Team London Bridge and Southwark Council.  All artworks are available for purchase.

About the artist and the artwork:

Peregrine, Shard, Night represents an iconic bird of prey and an iconic London building. Peregrines, once widely persecuted in the UK, have successfully adapted to the city, exchanging cliff ledges for high buildings.

The image celebrates how wildlife and contemporary humanity can – fortunately – sometimes successfully coexist. Peregrines, which perch on the Tate Modern chimney, also represent to me a district of London which is familiar to me, Bankside. The print uses two techniques: lino cut, with its clear, strong, graphic qualities and lino etching, with its looser mark making. Combining the two methods gives me greater creativity of expression.

I make prints at the Art Academy, an independent art school in London Bridge. I studied printmaking and drawing at the Art Academy between 2017-19 and have been a Print Associate there since 2018.

My prints reflect my passion for the natural environment and explore the relationship between nature, humans and the city, both in reality and in the imagination. I have worked for five years as a nature conservation volunteer in inner London. From this experience, I appreciate the vital importance of nature to people living and working in the city.


Peregrine, Shard, Night

Lino cut and etched lino print on paper

Limited edition of 25

45 cm (w) x 45 cm (h) unframed / 65 cm (w) x 66 cm (h) framed

Price £225 (unframed) / £265 (framed)

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