'Awe and Wonder’ is one of four large scale drawings created especially for the Folkestone Museum. By invitation, I took inspiration from the victorian taxidermy collection housed at the museum. As a child I would visit the majestic diorama in the library. I recall feeling struck and giddied by the cabinets of insects, such as; butterflies, moths and beetles. This visual storytelling of taxidermied wildlife has stuck with me to this day.
It was a great honour to create this collection titled ‘Force of Nature’, featuring wildlife, flora and fauna native to the bygone British Isles, as well as, what remains to this present day.
Original executed in biro, ink and colour pencil on paper. Hung with sculpted clay paper weights.
152cm x 230cm
Open (unsigned) and Limited (signed and hand gilt in gold leaf) edition prints available
Awe and Wonder
Giclée print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm archival museum quality paper
A2 Signed limited edition (hand gilt 23ct gold lead to the hornets nest)
Open edition (unsigned)