Posted on | January 17, 2013 | 2 Comments
I wondered for ages how in a single painting I might show the richness and order of the nature, everything all tangled up together in one glorious biodiverse web of life. It wasn’t until I was reminded of the richness of native British art by Waldemar Januszczak on his TV series about The Dark Ages, that I found an obvious way of expressing this. I would put it all together in a celtic knot. Easy!
Among those items shown you’ll find things as random as a cecropia moth, a dandelion seed, a leopard gecko, a tiger, a whale shark, a mudskipper, and the marvellous double helix of a strand of DNA.
In the true spirit of illuminated manuscripts from the Dark Ages, I have painted in a couple of legends in Latin. But you’ll have to work out for yourselves what they mean. Life is a riddle after all.
The original painting is acrylic on canvas and measures 50cm x 50cm.
Canvas prints, which don’t need framing, can be ordered:
40cm x 40cm – £72 inc P&P to UK
50cm x 50cm – £85 inc P&P to UK
Email me if you’d like one. The original painting is £600.