Friary Villas | 2-3 Friary Street | Derby | DE1 1JF | 07948 266652

Out of the Shadows


Out of the Shadows by Rob Chapman, from his latest exhibition of wood engravings Looking Beyond.

Only 2 left in stock


Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows is a stunning wood engraving by Rob Chapman. The print has been hand stitched onto a hand coloured mount, making each print unique.

From the exhibition Looking Beyond by Rob Chapman

“Woodland places have a continually changing presence. Seeds sprout, saplings grow, trees mature and live for fifty or a hundred or five hundred years. They eventually fall or are cut down, they rot back into the earth which bore them or are taken away for uses good, bad or indifferent. The individuals are lost but the woodland remains. Both different and the same.

When walking in the woodlands, which provide the basis for my ideas, I cannot help seeing the continuity of the environment and its part in history of the locality and the people who lived, worked and died there. The changing nature of the woodland day to day, season to season is evident but so too is it’s long lasting ownership of the land. The woodland evokes, through it’s silences and it’s sounds, a sense that it retains the lives that have passed through it. It retains a community life which, if listened to, can be accessed through the sounds of birdsong, distant snatches of conversation, half heard and poorly understood noises both animal and arboreal in nature. 

It is this that informs much of my work and provides an opportunity to view a timeless world. It is not a world which provides answers but one which offers the opportunity to ask questions. I don’t have the answers.”

This print is sold mounted and unframed.


  • Wood Engraving
  • Mount: 297mm x 210mm (A4)

Prints are despatched within 1–2 business days after payment has been received. They are securely packed between board to protect them in transit,

See our other letterpress prints for sale here

[NOTE] Each print is individually printed on our vintage press so please remember that minor variations will occur which is the beauty of hand printing! Please also remember that colours may vary across computer screens.


Every purchase you make helps to support The Smallprint Company, so thanks for shopping with us!

About The Smallprint Co.

Hannah and Chris have brought their passion for print to the high street with their boutique studio close to the centre of Derby and its famous Cathedral Quarter. The team prints letterpress commissions for private clients and small businesses, facilitates workshops both on and off site, and produces a range of popular greetings cards and stationery for retail. A gallery is situated to the front of the studio which showcases work by both printmakers and their workshop attendees. They welcome volunteers to the studio to help with cataloguing their expanding collection of type too, so get in touch if you fancy getting your hands inky!

Additional information

Weight 199 g


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Out of the Shadows”

Your email address will not be published.