Limited edition screen-print with hand-mixed iridescent, metallic and interference inks on Fabriano 5 300gsm paper.
"I most enjoy making art that develops my technical skills and I prefer to work by hand rather than digitally. I create the positives for the silkscreen prints by painting with Indian ink and drawing onto tracing paper. I developed a technique to make the inks I use by mixing finely ground pure pigments with pearlescent powders and screenprinting medium, so all my prints have a sheen to the colours that reflect light beautifully."
Edition of 10. Printed, signed and numbered by the artist.
About the Artist
Penelope is an Australian born artist who now lives and works in Brighton, U.K. Her work explores the relationship between humans and other animals, especially in connection to transhumanism, evolution, hybrids and biotechnology. Through her hybrid creatures she investigates the potential outcomes of humans trying to control evolution through genetic manipulation and scientific tampering with the species boundaries.
She draws inspiration from Darwinism, dioramas, natural history illustration and taxidermy and takes great pleasure in imagining and representing the postmodern animal. She creates screenprinted wallpapers, hand bound book works and limited edition scarves and prints. She prints the work by hand in her studio, using hand-made inks, made form pure pigments and metallic glazes.
Sizes: 25 x 25 cm