Morse Code Pigeons

Actual print size approx 11 x 16.5cm
Unmounted print paper size approx 16.8 x 23.8cm
Mounted size 21 x 29.7cm (to fit in a standard A4 frame)


Further Info

A handmade linocut print of pigeons on a telephone wire spelling out rain in morse code. Pigeon morse code is a two layer linocut on Daler-Rowney Canford Ice White.

The pigeons that regularly line up on the telephone wires in the village I live in got me thinking about communications in the not so olden days. Homing pigeons were used by some for sending messages, and they probably still do. The telephone wires they sit on still carry our voices to each other in the case of landlines. The pigeons themselves reminded me of the dots and dashes of morse code. The pigeons in this print have been arranged using one pigeon for a dot and a group of three pigeons for a dash. They sit alongside each other spelling out ‘rain’ in international morse code. I often wonder when I pass them what they chatter about as they perch there.

The inks used for this print are Schmincke Aqua-Linoldruck which are water soluble inks with high lightfast properties.
The paper is Daler-Rowney Canford Ice White 150gsm paper.

As each print is inked and printed by hand there will be slight variations between each print, each one is an original in it’s own way. Colours may appear slightly differently on a computer screen to the actual print.

Handmade Prints
These prints are all handmade and as such there can be slight variations in the prints in an edition, though these are very slight. It means that each print in an edition is unique and is an original in it’s own right. Please also bear in mind that although I take every care to photograph the prints as faithfully as possible there can also be variations in colour between what you view on a screen and the original print.

Free Postage in the UK is included in the price of all the prints. For delivery to the EU and ROW please contact me for a quote.

Sending Your Prints

Unmounted Prints – smaller prints are sent in a flat, card backed envelope or in a tube.

All larger unmounted prints are sent in a rigid cardboard tube to arrived safely with you. Prints sent in a tube will need to be carefully unrolled and flattened out.

Mounted Prints – smaller mounted prints will be sent in a card backed envelope with additional padding to prevent damage. Larger mounted prints are packed between sheets of thick card and then wrapped in paper to protect them.

Framed Print – only available for UK delivery. Wrapped in bubble wrap and boxed. Courier delivery.

Postage is first class Royal Mail unless otherwise agreed in advance.