All things Green Man & the traditional Jack-in-the-Green

The Armouring of Gawain (Clive Hicks-Jenkins)

The Armouring of Gawain - Gouache and pencil on paper © Clive Hicks-Jenkins

The Armouring of Gawain – Gouache and pencil on paper © Clive Hicks-Jenkins

Clive Hicks-Jenkins is devising a series of fourteen prints based on the medieval verse drama, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – a classic vividly translated for the 21st century by Simon Armitage.  Clive has kindly given me permission to reproduce one of the images on our blog each month.

Clive’s work often features some wonderful representations of the foliate Green Man. If you can track down a copy of Marly Youman’s wonderful book “The Foliate Head” I highly recommend it for Marly’s beautiful poetry and Clive’s wonderful illustrations of The Green Man that appear throughout the book.

 You can find more information on Clive’s website: http://www.hicks-jenkins.com

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2 responses

  1. Wow! Thanks for hipping me to the Foliate Head book – outstanding poetry, and of course Jenkins work is bloody marvellous!

    I’ve just sent one of my green man faces to America as a commission so all is very encouraging!

    Cheers…

    Dan

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    October 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm

  2. Fantastic, thanks Dan

    October 16, 2016 at 8:59 am

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