Sunday, 24 September 2017

Flora and Fauna Prints

My latest series 'Flora and Fauna' partly harks back to my past work from my time at university, when I first began studying flora and fauna and nature in print in a serious way. The series is highly symbolic and draws both from my obsession with nature and my love of history and complex, often subversive symbolism. The symbolism surrounding the flora and fauna of our world is deep, running through our history and still playing a part in our life today. Within many cultures plants have deep rooted reputations, some still translating into society today through folklore or simply tradition. One element of this is the Victorian phenomenon 'The Language of Flowers' which saw flora, as a method of communication, and deep expression so complex a dictionary was necessary to decipher the message. The concept of communication through nature essentially inspired the series, taking into account different elements such as Herbology, Witchcraft, The Language of Flowers, regional traditions and Art History. Through 'Flora and Fauna' I attempted to combine complex and ancient symbolism  to tell a tale through the medium of Flowers and insects. A face of beauty carrying a deep, sometimes sinister message ...

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