Moth Collection, John Dilnot 2015.
John thinks of his current collection of boxes as three dimensional prints. His own prints along with old maps are incorporated on all surfaces of the box and combined with cut out prints of birds and moths to create a unique piece with each box work.
The boxes are made of wood and covered throughout with hand printed papers and old maps. The glass fronts have an oak frame and there are 'D' rings on the reverse of the box for wall mounting.
Unique Box. Work ready for hanging.
Size: 40 x 28 x 7 cm
Our human need to catalogue and contain nature is again undermined in his moth boxes. Inspired by a visit to Brighton's Booth Museum and its collection of Victorian moth cases, John wondered what would happen if the moths were to come back to life, break free from their pins and scramble to get out of their boxes. The resulting pieces are as obsessive as those of the original Victorian lepidopterists.
John Dilnot is an artist represented by Bridgeman Gallery, the online gallery from the Bridgeman Images group showcasing original artwork from a handpicked group of contemporary artists.
About John Dilnot
John studied graphic design, fine art and printmaking and has retained an interest in all of these, making a range of work including boxes, paintings, screen prints and editions of artists’ books.
A childhood spent playing and rooting about in his grandparent’s large Kent garden left a lasting impression and remains the source of many ideas leaving a strong interest in natural history, in particular his work focuses on exploring our relationship with nature.
John has shown in many solo and mixed exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and has work in many public and private collections including some well known collectors and celebrities.
Unique Box. Work ready for hanging