Eld Thing HP Lovecraft Mythos alien woodcut print limited edition

Eld Thing HP Lovecraft Mythos alien woodcut print limited edition



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: oil based ink, cotton rag paper

  • Height: 10 inches
  • Width: 8 inches

"Six feet end to end, three and five-tenths feet central diameter, tapering to one foot at each end. Like a barrel with five bulging ridges in place of staves. Lateral breakages, as of thinnish stalks, are at equator in middle of these ridges. In furrows between ridges are curious growths—combs or wings that fold up and spread out like fans ... which gives almost seven-foot wing spread. Arrangement reminds one of certain monsters of primal myth, especially fabled Elder Things in the Necronomicon."
—H. P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness

Eld Thing is a hand-carved woodcut print made on an etching press by Liv Rainey-Smith using cream colored archival cotton rag paper and black oil-based ink.
Image size 6x4"
Paper size approximately 10x8"*
Limited edition of 20 signed and numbered prints accompanied by a certificate bearing edition details

The Elder Thing itself is based off an unused sketch from the process of making THE SISTERHOOD cover art. It's meant to have a medieval style and not be 100% faithful to Lovecraft's description. Anatomical accuracy is not a hallmark of illuminated texts or woodcut prints of that period.

Ships flat in a rigid mailing envelope (or box if you're ordering multiple items).

*I hand tear my paper so it is often slightly larger than the size intended. If you want your print trimmed to fit 10x8", please include a note with your order.


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This is the most perfect bookmark. Love these woodcuts, and I just watched Color out of Space in which I noticed the artist's work on one of the characters' tshirts!!! Where can I get one?! 🖤

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