linocut, 1959 (No. 31)

Artist, illustrator and printmaker, Chloë Cheese, selected this work for the Random Spectacular exhibition in 2020:

‘This linocut is drawn with great freedom but vividly evokes the Essex farmyards of my childhood. When we lived in Bardfield End Green, the farm next door had a big black shed full of noisy turkeys, such large ungainly birds who were a bit silly and easily alarmed. The choice of colours and overprinting are beautiful: I try to do something similar in my monoprints.’

Presented by the artist