Limited edition screen-print with Lascaux gold ink on Somerset Velvet black 280gsm paper.
"I usually begin each new print with some kind of first hand research. I go to natural history museums and antiquarian libraries looking for inspiration. I have a growing collection of antiquarian illustrated books acquired from eBay, second hand bookstores and markets, which I use as resource material for drawings, collages and prints.
'GMK (Gold)’ was made using photographs I took of the taxidermy hares at The Horniman Museum in South London mixed with photographs of a model."
Edition of 20. 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: 112 x 76cm