The Story Behind the Artwork
The world gleams from a flamingo pink sea, the continents, territories, states and countries alight in snow-white and aqua. For this map is suffused by the mysterious and the extraordinary - a celebration of nature’s incredible power to heal. From the beginning of time, plants have been used not only to house and to feed, but for their medicinal magic. Soaring air balloons, mirrored beneath by a plethora of sea vessels, transport us from Greek and Roman based medicines in the West to the Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicine of the East; each casting their therapeutic properties across the global landscape. Richly verdant flora tumbles into the tableau, chlorophyll green breathing a surfeit of oxygen. The diminutive pansy is little known for its anti-microbial properties that can conquer many a common ailment. Apothecary jars and the tools of the chemist can be seen nestling within spiky aloe vera, its fronds laden with healing balm, and beaming marigolds, a tincture for regeneration. A leopard stands quietly by, his presence a symbol of strength and courage, while a pair of majestic white herons look to the horizon with hope for the future.
Bespoke hand and laser cut paper collage. Digitally designed, hand-sculpted paper elements are painstakingly pinned in place onto a thick foam board, creating a stunning three dimensional effect. Utterly unique in its composition and to its owner, an original artwork is one of its kind and cannot be replicated. Your piece will be the only piece like it, anywhere in the world.
- Framed dimensions (approximately): 140 cm x 105 cm x 11 cm
- Bespoke wooden box frame, painted with a smooth coat of matt paint.
- Giclée printed on Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300gsm.
- Signed by the artist.
- Comes with a physical ‘Certificate of Authenticity’.
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This artwork is currently on display at the Art of Protest Gallery, York. If purchased, the artwork will be delivered at the end of the exhibition. Please contact us for further information and lead time.
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