AUD $ 300
Mixed media (vellum, monofilament + paper)
W 15.25cm x H 30.5cm
Each collage is created by hand cutting and layering sheets of translucent vellum to create organic forms inspired by nature.
Says Shannon: “The Simpling series is reminiscent of the inkblot test, and loosely based on the art of simpling, an early form of herbalism. This practice suggests that the shape and colour of plants carry clues to their proper uses in healing. By utilising these healing properties, ailments can be treated with the plant or plant part that most resembles the ailing body part.”
Hang several as a collection for a striking effect.
Shannon uses a high quality paper vellum from the village of Gmund in the Bavarian Alps, not true vellum which is traditionally calfskin. The paper is acid free and pH neutral. Note: The paper can be sensitive to climatic conditions so it is important to keep the work away from extreme shifts in temperature and humidity.
Signed on back.