Simon Tozer


Ices For Fish

Image of Ices For Fish

Paper Size: 70 cm x 50 cm
Image Size: 58cm x 38 cm
Screen print on Fabriano Rosaspina paper 285gsm
Limited edition of 50 prints
Free postage to UK

In this screen print, humans on a beach have been replaced by fish, who seem to have become land-based animals. It shows a mother and child approaching an ice cream stand. But the child is a little different from the others, and Mother and child both look uncertain. If you are not 100 per cent fish - will you still get served? They are watched by a suspicious shark taking his (inert) pet for a walk. This picture is a playful sideways look at acceptance and the desire to fit in.

There are 6 colour layers in this print, each printed separately by hand. Each layer is drawn or painted onto film and then photographically transferred onto a screen, a nylon mesh stretched on a frame. it then acts as a stencil, allowing ink to pass through some areas of the screen, and blocking it in others.