Year / 2020
Size / H.105 by W.145mm
Materials / Watercolour paper, Ink

Rich McCoy Signiture


These prints of Huginn and Muninn are created using a hand-carved lino block in Somerset, then printed on watercolour paper in Whakatū, Aotearoa (Nelson, New Zealand), and finished with a touch of hand painting.

During the UK's lockdowns, my freelance design business suffered a severe blow as every project I was working on suddenly vanished overnight. This left me in a precarious financial situation, especially with my partner pregnant with twins, a landlord demanding rent, and utility companies demanding payment. Despite being denied government support, I had to act quickly to provide for my family. As a solution, I turned to creating low-budget and accessible linoprint art pieces, which didn't keep the wolf from the door, but at least kept it locked in the kitchen. Despite the financial struggles, this challenging period inspired me to pursue a new creative avenue and ultimately led to the discovery of a new passion.

& Muninn
Huginn and Muninn