Love Bees Silk Scarf
Printed in South East England onto heavyweight 100% Silk Crepe de Chine.
"I place huge value on things that are hand-made and locally produced to high standards of craftsmanship.
I recently produced a limited edition range of silk scarves inspired by a series of silkscreen prints - ‘Love Bees’, made from hybrid bees mixed with flowers. The silk I use is heavy weight and very fine quality. The fabric is digitally printed by a company in East Sussex and each scarf is hand finished by a local Brighton dressmaker.
There are some incredible things happening in Britain with digital technologies, textiles and print which I am keen to explore more."
Limited edition digitally printed silk scarf, inspired by an original screenprint.
About Penelope Kenny
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.
Size: 90 x 90 cm