Sunday, 14 April 2013

160 Pieces of Gold

I was asked to make a companion piece, similar to the large silver Periphery commission that I completed earlier this year, by the Pond Gallery. I decided to make this new piece with gold leaf, so set about preparing and gilding the paper, (which takes on a lovely leathery texture when gilded), then set about cutting out another 160 Sweet Potato Acraea butterfly shapes. Once all of the butterflies were cut, they were meticulously arranged in the circles and then glued into place. It was a labour of love and the framed finished piece measures just under 1 metre square. It is available to view and purchase at the Pond Gallery.

Periphery (Gold) 2013