The subject of this print is modest and unpretentious. Hugh's use of just two colours creates an eye-catching contrast between object and background and draws the viewer's attention to the varied and unusual form of the pineapple.
Having restored a hand-worked Columbian Press made in early 19th Century, Hugh uses this press to produce his lino-cuts and wood-cuts.
Hugh Bryden was born in Dumfries in 1950. Having graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 1972, he worked as an art teacher for 30 years before retiring in 2005 to concentrate on printmaking and artist's books. In the same year he founded Roncadora Press to allow the creation of more one-off and personalised artist books.
Hugh has also provided illustrations for a number of literary magazines. In 1992 in collaboration with the poet, Hugh McMillan, he produced as six poem fold-out entitled 'Horridge'. Over the years his work has been influenced by collaborations with writers and visits to Catalonia.