Multi plate linoprint by Sue Rowland
Editon of 15
image measures 45 x 45cm
‘MACKEREL SKY, MACKEREL SKY,
SOMETIMES WET AND SOMETIMES DRY’
In the past, people looked at the weather and related it to something in their lives.
For instance, cloud types are often described by their shapes in the sky. Mackerel scales are small clumpy altocumulus clouds resembling fish scales in the sky. In the days of large sailing ships, this meant a storm would be approaching soon and the sails should be lowered to protect from the accompanying high winds.