Study of Spirit Beadlet Anemone
2018. h:25.5cms x w:16.5cms (framed).
The distortion of the specimen necessarily observed through the curve of the glass bottle created beautiful and mysterious extensions to the form of the tiny anemone. Looking down at the specimen from above focuses attention onto the Unique Object Number written on the glass lip. To redress the balance in favour of this charming little corpse, I combined different scales and viewpoints, noted preservation liquid ingredients, included biographical details of this specimen and quoted a text about the wonder of the natural world. After the exhibition the Keeper of Biology asked if my drawing could be referenced in the archival records of this anemone: one of my finest artistic achievements to date and of which I am most proud and moved.
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