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My Father’s Books – Glass Edition – SOLD

‘My Father’s Books’ is a series of artworks dedicated to my English teacher father’s literary collection. Dad was an English teacher. MY English teacher!! As a committed bookworm he collected literature all his life. As a child I was curious of his collection and the worlds that lay within. Not having the space for a library, ‘My Father’s Books’ is my attempt to capture the atmosphere of that collection. The well thumbed covers, worn edges and guilty coffee stains are all present as each book is transformed into a swallowtail butterfly. Giclée printed onto 310 gram archival paper each one is painstakingly hand cut and finished before creating the 3 dimensional composition. The butterflies are then encapsulated between two frames. The outer a moulded charcoal or ivory frame and the inner an ivory or charcoal slip frame. These frames were chosen as they bear resemblance to the cases that held the butterfly collections at the Natural History Museum that I visited as a child.
Creating the artworks brings back memories of my own childhood and gives me a sense of well being.

This particular piece is 85cm x 85 cm and is the premium ‘Glass Edition’ Each butterfly has had crushed glass applied giving it a metallic, sparkling effect without losing any of the definition of the image. It has a distressed charcoal frame and an ivory slip frame. The butterflies are approx. 8 cm wide. Classic titles include ‘The Decievers’, ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘Room At The Top’ and 22 others. Available through the Watergate Street Gallery, Chester. If you are interested in a bespoke commission please get in touch via the contact us email or call on 07714684562. Thanks

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