‘Token of Esteem’
700 x 500mm
5 hand pulled inks, one gloss, and faux gold gilding, on Fabriano Tiepolo 290gsm paper with deckled edges.
Edition of 10
Numbered and signed by the artist
These sprang from my work on wood panels, where the forms butted up against the edges of the panels. I wanted to do a companion edition, but with the composition floating within a space. I also wanted to explore the combination of relatively loose gestural lines within a tight geometric composition, with subtle tonal shifts. The combination of teal/green and gold got me thinking of the visual language of currency, and the title arrived as a play on that. The gilded form is a mixture of faux gold leaf and bronzed powder gold pigment, and has a lot of textural interest on it’s own. Intended to be float mounted in a larger frame, but can equally be trimmed to mount in a 70 x 50 cm frame.