76 x 140 |
Handmade Mitsumata paper and pigment
White Anemones placed in one of my favourite ceramic vessels offset by a winter sky indigo background. This banner is a reflection of the pleasure of being comfortable indoors on cold winter days. Anemones turn towards the light on their flexible stems as they open. The leaves just below the flowers always remind me of Elizabethan lace ruff collars.
This banner is painted on handmade Mitsumata paper from Japan which is unbleached and has a beautiful organic colour. The paper allows for smooth flowing brushstrokes and has delicate edges along with the watermarks of the paper makers Su or frame. in the finishing process the paper has been uniformly smoothed and wrinkled in a way that makes the piece look antique.
The banner is suspended from a simple batten and clear thread which can be removed on request if an alternative method of display is desired.