Palm Tree by CATHY STABLES

Palm Tree by CATHY STABLES

840.00

Vellum, gold leaf, metal nibs and Chinese ink

Artist statement

Cathy Stables is a fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society and the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. Gilding is a feature of much of her commissioned and personal work.

The two pieces ‘Palm’ and ‘Willow’ are linked by the theme of displacement which is an important and contemporary issue. ‘Palm’ was written by a Syrian living in Córdoba in Spain, reminded of his homeland. ‘Willow’ is from a psalm and lament of the Jews exiled in Babylon. The style of lettering for ‘Palm’ is meant to be suggestive of the Middle East, the flowing Italic for ‘Willow’ to reflect leaves and water. The decorative circular patterns were inspired by Islamic art.

Materials used were gold leaf for raised and flat gilding on stretched vellum with gold gouache and calligraphy written with Chinese ink and metal pens.

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DELIVERY

The price of the piece does not include delivery. This work can be collected from our Snape gallery, or alternatively contact us on  01728 688393 / 01728 688934 or info@letteringartstrust.org.uk for a quote for packing and delivery.