Steven Campbell (1953 – 2007)
- 56 X 75.5 CM
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Whilst in his final year at University Charles Booth-Clibborn published The Scottish Bestiaryunder his imprint The Paragon Press. Booth-Clibborn had invited the Orkney born writer George Mackay Brown to produce texts, in the form of poetry and prose, to accompany 20 prints by Scottish artists depicting 19 animals – real and mythological. Campbell contributed two works to the Bestiary: the frontispiece and a woodcut accompanying the poem to the Lobster. The artist elected to use the woodcut medium as it could be done at home and did not require any complex apparatus; and the blocks were cut with a chisel.
Contemporary Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern and The Paragon Press, 1995, texts by Jeremy Lewison, Duncan Macmillan and Patrick Elliott