Anemones of the Spirit Sea Air and Juvenescence

This set of 9 drawings of Anemones (flowers, animals and toys) was inspired by research in the archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria (in whose library my exhibition 'Anemones of the Spirit, Sea, Air and Juvenescence was held in 2018) and the collections of the Great North Museum: Hancock. As we study these archival treasures of art and science we might take a moment to consider our own place in the world. The ever-changing labels and identifications that accompany such objects embody not only our search for understanding, but also our willingness to embrace what marvels the world reveals to us. Each drawing was made to fit a vintage frame.