The Lost Words – Jackie Morris & Robert McFarlane

‘Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty’  Observer

“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children.  They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed – fading away like water on stone. The words were those that children used to name the  natural world around them: acorn, adder, bluebell, bramble, conker… gone! Fern, heather, kingfisher, otter, raven, willow, wren – all of them gone!  The words were be-coming lost…”   

The Lost Words is a spell book that seeks to conjure the near-lost magic, beauty and strangeness of the nature that surrounds us, for readers both young and old. Taking the form of twenty ‘lost’ words, collected alphabetically from ‘Acorn’ to ‘Wren’ each word becomes  a spell – written by Robert Macfarlane, which is intended to be read aloud. The images – painted by Jackie Morris, capture first the absence of the plant or creature within its habitat and then its return. The spell summons the image and the word back into being, making this a book of enchantment in more than one sense.

The virtual world is moving decisively to the centre of modern  childhood experience. A research paper by Cambridge University  conservationists found that 8- to 11- year-old school children were ‘substantially better’ at identifying common Pokemon characters than common species of British wildlife. This is not surprising when a 2016 survey showed that three-quarters of British children spend less time outdoors than prisoners do. And while children’s knowledge and experience of nature is being lost, we’re also undergoing a drastic decline of species and habitat in the UK. 53% of species in the UK are in decline, but 52% of the British public are unaware of it.

It is this situation Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris seek to address with their unique book, bringing back an experience of nature as astonishing, strange, beautiful, eerie, and magic

0423X Kingfisher 3/145 – Premium Edition
0423X Kingfisher 3/145 – Premium Edition
Mounted and framed limited edition print on 315gsm 100% cotton rag paper With hand applied gold leaf and handwritten spell quotation by Robert McFarlane   Image: 28cm x 38cm Outside frame size: 55.5cm x 70cm
£600.00 Add to cart
0426X Otters 3/145 – Premium Edition
0426X Otters 3/145 – Premium Edition
Mounted and framed  signed limited edition print on 315gsm 100% cotton rag paper with hand drawn pencil remarque by Jackie Morris and handwritten spell quotation by Robert McFarlane   Image: 53cm x 36cm Outside frame size: 80cm x 68cm
£630.00 Add to cart
0428X Raven- Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane
0428X Raven- Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane

Signed limited edition print, hand finished with gold leaf. Framed with low reflection glass.

 

Image size: 28cm x 38cm 

Outside frame size: 53.5cm x 68cm 

£375.00 Add to cart
0429X Lark – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane
0429X Lark – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane

Signed limited edition print, hand finished with gold leaf. Framed with low reflection glass.

 

Image size: 28cm x 38cm 

Outside frame size: 53.5cm x 68cm

£375.00 Add to cart
0430X A Charm of Goldfinches – Jackie Morris
0430X A Charm of Goldfinches – Jackie Morris

Signed limited edition print, hand finished with gold leaf. Framed with low reflection glass.

 

Image size: 70cm x 50.5cm

Outside frame size: 96cm x 79.5cm

£875.00 Add to cart
1415X Dandelion – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane
1415X Dandelion – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane

Mounted Premium Limited Edition Giclée Print, Hand Finished with Gold Leaf on 315gsm 100% cotton rag paper

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Image: 280mm x 380mm (approx 11″ x 15″)
Mounted: 505mm x 650mm (approx 20″ x 25.5″)

£499.00 Add to cart
1416X Gorse – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane
1416X Gorse – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane

Mounted Premium Limited Edition Giclée Print, on 315gsm 100% cotton rag paper

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Image: 320mm x 235mm
Mounted: 530mm x 485mm

£249.00 Add to cart
1418X Jay – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane
1418X Jay – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane

Mounted Premium Limited Edition Giclée Print, on 315gsm 100% cotton rag paper

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Image: 320mm x 235mm
Mounted: 530mm x 485mm

£249.00 Add to cart
1419X Thrift – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane
1419X Thrift – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane

Mounted Premium Limited Edition Giclée Print, on 315gsm 100% cotton rag paper

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Image: 320mm x 235mm
Mounted: 530mm x 485mm

£249.00 Add to cart
1420X Red Fox – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane
1420X Red Fox – Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane

Mounted Premium Limited Edition Giclée Print, on 315gsm 100% cotton rag paper

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Image: 320mm x 235mm
Mounted: 530mm x 485mm

£249.00 Add to cart
1424X Peace of the Riverbank – Jackie Morris
1424X Peace of the Riverbank – Jackie Morris

Mounted Signed Limited Edition Giclée Print with hand applied ‘silver’ leaf. Edition of 45
on 300gsm Canson Moulin du Roy 100% cotton rag

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Image: 460mm x 710mm
Mounted: 680mm x 950mm

£935.00 Add to cart