You Live and You Lean

You Live and You Lean

from 155.00

Harriet Wilson

“This work sprouted from a phase in my life when I was fixated on people's poses. The title of this work is a play on the saying "you live and you learn”, as although I often learn things that could benefit my life I often fall back into relaxation instead.”  

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Finer Space’s 2 penny worth:

We just absolutely love this piece. Harriet expertly uses her fluid and expressive line to capture her subject’s contemplative mood perfectly. No additional adornment is needed - the simplicity and honesty of this piece enables us to focus entirely on her subject and appreciate her wonderful technique.

Where we’d hang it:

We’d like to see this in the space where you best like to ponder the big questions... In a relaxing manner, of course. We’d place it in our living area, somewhere where we could view it from the couch or daybed.

The more technical details:

Harriet’s wonderful design has been printed on to Hahnemühle Photo Rag by professional artisans. This beaut museum quality archival paper has only a tiny bit of paperly texture to it, just enough to see if you look closely but not enough to detract from the detail of her work. It is of 308gsm and is comprised 100% of cotton. The inks used are fully archival Epson UltraChrome K3® pigment inks. They’re pretty special inks, and with the correct care this piece will last a lifetime.

This here is a quality piece of artisan craft.


Your prints will arrive in strong, acid-free clear polypropylene sleeves or sheets. We’ll pop the artwork in it’s sleeve into a super-duper strong kraft mailing tube so that it survives it’s journey to you completely unscathed. For more info, see our Quality and Sustainability section.

We also include a card with the artist’s story, as well as their story behind your chosen artwork.

Upon receiving your print

Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before handling. There is likely to be a slight curl as it has been resting inside the postage tube. Gently unfurl. Keeping the print within it’s protective cover, you can carefully weigh each corner (for example, with a book), to help the curl straighten out.

When you do take the print out of it’s protective cover, touch only the edges of the paper, and lift the print by the opposite corners.

We do include a little ‘how to care for your print’ piece with every artwork, so if your piece is intended as a gift the lucky recipient will have guidance.

Wondering what to do next? See our Handy Tips page, and in particular our notes on ‘Where should I place my artwork?’, ‘To frame or not to frame?’, and ‘How high should I hang my work?’

See more of Harriet’s works here: