Happy Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham to members of the Ordinariate across the Pond.
Those saints in the corners are Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret of Antioch and Lawrence of Rome.
From his website:
The print was made on a Heidelberg Windmill press at Rohner Letterpress (Chicago, IL). The printing method involves pressing a piece of paper against a hard plate whose raised surfaces are inked; this is essentially the method invented by Gutenberg that remained dominant until the 20th century. Graphic Chemical & Ink (Villa Park, IL) supplied a traditional printing ink made from linseed oil & furnace black. The paper was handmade from cotton rag pulp at Twinrocker Handmade Papers (Brookston, IN). It is a laid paper, which means that it has a slight ribbed texture, from the wires in the papermaking mould. Laid paper was the only type of paper manufactured in Europe until the mid-18th century.
A few details.
A squirrel! I hate squirrels, but there it is.
A nice reminder that her shrine is a pilgrimage place.
The Middle English at the bottom is from a 15th c. poem in honor of Our Lady. You have to go to his site to read that…. yes… just go there.
I have an earlier version of this, on vellum, but he has a reworked it. The printing is crisp. It jumps out at you. Very nice.
Lot’s of stuff to consider… go have a look!
One piece I saw when rummaging around was a fascinating version of the Battle of Heaven with the archangels as Japanese samurai opening a can of whoopass on Ol’ Scratch. Very cool. Feasts of angels are upon us at the end of September and the beginning of October.