The Edmonds Cookery Book is probably the most popular of the Edmonds products. In the early years every couple who announced their engagement in the paper received a free copy. In 1955 the first Deluxe Edition went on sale, the same one we use today with its familiar spiral binding and image of the Edmonds Christchurch factory on the front. But all of this happened after Tom Edmonds created his first batch of baking powder in Linwood, Christchurch 1879. His superior product and his long standing tagline 'Sure to Rise' spread like butter throughout New Zealand's kitchen's with the cook book an added extra to follow. This rising agent was perfect for my subject matter, the sun rising up the back of her legs, and most obvious - her boobs causing something else to rise. Yes folks - it's as blatant as ever - the oldest trick in the book, the combination of sex and selling.
A3 :: 20 x 14" // Limited Edition :: 100
A2 :: 26 x 18" // Limited Edition :: 50
A1 :: 37 x 25" // Limited Edition :: 25
A0 :: 50 x 37" // Limited Edition :: 10
Fine Art reproductions are made by taking 4-6 photographs of my originals and stitching them together. This way there’s more information to create a crisp print at the same size as the original painting. Then they’re printed and colour matched, a process called proofing which can take several frustrating hours before the first usable copies finally roll out ‘hot off the press’ using lightfast inks on archival 310g Hahnemühle paper, which is not actually paper, it’s ripped up cotton rags. Hahnemühle is the brand of paper - an excellent paper mill that started in 1584 Germany.
AN INTERESTING FACT: During the Second World War, the company created paper for the SS-Reichssicherheitshauptamt's efforts to produce counterfeit British banknotes as part of Operation Bernhard.
Each Limited Edition print is embossed, hand signed and numbered by me the artist. Remember paper prints that are framed will see it's lifetime double that of one left in it's tube under your bed.