The World of Stonehenge: Rory Hutton for The British Museum
This week The World of Stonehenge opened at The British Museum. This major exhibition promises to shed new light on this mysterious and awe-inspiring monument and the people who built it.
I was delighted to receive a commission from the museum to design a scarf inspired by Stonehenge and the material culture that surrounds it. The theme is unlike anything I have tackled before and was a great learning experience.
Designing this scarf was particularly nostalgic, the abstract zig zags and concentric circles transported me back to my art history classes at school and a trip to Newgrange, Ireland's most celebrated neolithic monument.
Lino prints with their rugged liveliness proved to be particularly successful for representing these ancient stones and the material culture that surrounds them.
The Stonehenge scarf measures 90x90cm and is available exclusively from the British Museum Shop, both instore and online here.
The World of Stonehenge will run until July 17th 2022. Read more about it and book your tickets here.