Lucid Orchid Dream

Lucid Orchid Dream

CORAL LANDS

‘These unusual and precious sessile animals exist alongside bright colours and night sky backdrops, creating familiar yet dream like vignettes, encouraging the viewer to delve into their own imagination. Coral has long been a source of fascination and mystery for early philosophers and scientists. Theophrastus, Aristotle’s pupil included them in both his book on stones, and in his Enquiries on Plants describing them as “large stony plants that reveal bright flowers when under water.”

The works feature stars and moons which hint at the lunar relationship and cyclical synchrony within all nature, also symbolising the artist herself living with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, a debilitating hormone-based mood disorder which follows a predictable, cyclic pattern where imbalances arise during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.

Each planetary day, coral emerges at dawn and retreats at dusk. One magical night of the year on a full moon, entire coral reefs spawn, reproducing in synchrony. Their eggs are carried by ocean currents to create new life, shining a glimmer of hope for this disappearing life form. It is my hope that this series draws the viewer into the strange beauty and acute fragility of this life form and highlights the devastating impact of humans on our oceans.’

Lucid Orchid Dream

68.5 x 100.3cm

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

Edition of 7 + 2 AP

Available in two sizes

Bed of Roses & Pearls

Bed of Roses & Pearls

68.5 x 85.6cm

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

Edition of 7 + 2 AP

Available in two sizes

Creature of the Sun

Creature of the Sun

68.5 x 85.6cm

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

Edition of 7 + 2 AP

Available in two sizes

Deadly Nightshade

Deadly Nightshade

68.5 x 85.6cm

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

Edition of 7 + 2 AP

Available in two sizes

Desert Eclipse

Desert Eclipse

68.5 x 85.6cm

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

Edition of 7 + 2 AP

Available in two sizes

Fertile Crescent

Fertile Crescent

68.5 x 85.6cm

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

Edition of 7 + 2 AP

Available in two sizes

Lotus Galaxy

Lotus Galaxy

68.5 x 85.6cm

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

Edition of 7 + 2 AP

Available in two sizes

Midnight Swimmer

Midnight Swimmer

68.5 x 85.6cm

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

Edition of 7 + 2 AP

Available in two sizes

Moon Time

Moon Time

68.5 x 85.6cm

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

Edition of 7 + 2 AP

Available in two sizes