‘Ye Banks and Braes’ is part of a folio of 8 screenprints celebrating traditional Scottish folk songs – some well known like ‘Skye Boat Song’, ‘Loch Lomand’ and ‘Ae Fond kiss’ and includes some lesser known works such as ‘Wthin a mile of Edinburgh town’ and ‘The Scottish bluebells’ too. It is delightful to see these traditional Scottish songs reinterpreted and brought up to date by Emily’s tradmark style. Originally created as paper cuts, this Screenprint has been taken directly from the hand papercut piece and printed in a limited edition of 30.
This poem was originally penned by Robert Burns. The Rose with a thorn is a metaphore for his lost love, who was a Bonny [fair, lovely] lass. To give you a few clues for translation, Braes are the hillsides, Chaunt is to sing [similar to the French] Fause is false, Ilka is every, Lichtsome is a delightful word which should be used more often and means carefree. Staw is stole and Woodbine perhaps oddly, means honeysuckle.
Originally created as paper cuts, this Screenprint has been taken directly from the hand papercut piece and printed in a limited edition of 30.
Hand printed in Edinburgh by the artist.
38 cm x 37 cm