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Caught Between Past & Future
Limited Edition Signed Print by artist Mike Heseltine


A Limited Edition signed print produced on A3 40 gms hand made paper (image size is 30cm by 22.5cm). The paper is from Nepal and is the inner bark of the Lokta bush. Each print is signed by the artist and the print run is limited to 1000. As the paper is hand made, each print is totally unique and will have different textures or marks produced by the paper making process. Please note that colours on screen may be very slightly different from the original print you will recieve.

The natural oak frame is specially chosen by the artist, with a deep mount and the glazing is an acrylic glass that is suitable for being transported. New owners may prefer to replace the acrylic glass with normal glass.

Caught Between Past & Future is a picture depicting the chatter within our minds, that often stops us enjoying the present moment. It is inspired by a Koan about a strawberry which is pasted below. The confused charcoal marks on the left represent thoughts of the past, while the marks on the right are thoughts of the future. These marks travel across the figure who is in the present. If we are not mindful, our lives can be filled with worries of the future or obsessing about the past. Both are illusions, in so far as only the present exists. The figure in the drawing is partly obscured by all these thoughts, and thus not fully present. My art is now heavily influenced by Zen Buddhist Koans but rather than illustrating the Koan, I try and use them as just a starting point and draw upon my own experiences, that reflect the feelings I get from the koan. Another piece of art exploring this theme and similar is Lost Between Past & Future.

£170 including postage and packaging.

• Outer frame size is 49cm by 43cm.

• Image size is 30cm by 22.5cm.

• The artist has written in pencil the title of the print, his signature and the number of each unique edition.

• Stunning oak frame included in sale

• Secure and safe Payment via PayPal.

• Packaging - The limited edition prints are rolled with paper to protect from damage before being packaged in tubes.

• Order Processing will be done within 2-5 business days. Delivery by post from the UK will take 2 - 10 days depending on destination and the availability of frames.

• We will give you a refund or a replacement for purchased items you are not satisfied with and are returned to us. In the remote event that your package is lost or damaged upon arrival, please contact:

The Strawberry

A Zen Buddhist Koan

A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled and the tiger chased him.

Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge.

The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.

Only the vine sustained him.

Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine.

The man saw a luscious strawberry near him.

Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other.

How sweet it tasted!

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