Autumn Letterpress "Ill Winds..." by J. Ensley

Autumn Letterpress "Ill Winds..." by J. Ensley


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"Ill winds mark its fearsome flight
And Autumn branches creak with fright,
The landscape turns to ashen crumb,
When something wicked this way comes.."

Sad to say that this first caught my ear in a Lexus commercial in 1997, but it was an amazing campaign and it stuck with me enough to make a deep impression. Though the ad re-worked the lines to suit its needs (a mish-mash of car sales, Macbeth, and Bradbury), the full version is where the real magic lies. You can read it here:

So, my absolute love for Ray Bradbury grew from a car commercial. Sometimes it's not how you got there, but that you get there. Every October, I read something of his, some Autumn carnival tale or fog-shrouded short story. It feels right.

This piece is one of two letterpress pieces that split up the above stanza. I've pressed them on original photos, on a matte photographic paper. The image underneath is a macro photograph of a leaf. Currently, this is the only framed piece, but if you want a set, do let me know and I can make it happen sooner rather than later. I just particularly liked the look of this one.

Professionally framed in a chocolate/dark coffee wood. Measures 12" x 9.5".

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