Sophie Coryndon, Primavera, UK, 2017

Sophie Coryndon, Primavera, UK, 2017
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Sophie Coryndon, Primavera, UK, 2017

Sophie Coryndon’s Primavera, a large triptych, draws inspiration from sixteenth-century tapestries and intricate gold-work embroidery. This magnificent piece is adorned with hand-tooled flowers that are cast and gilded in yellow gold and white gold before being worked into their final composition on a smoked gesso background.

Coryndon spent her formative years working alongside her father at the legendary Coryndon Cabinet Makers in England. Coryndon’s work, inspired by elements of the natural world, is rooted in historical aesthetics. Coryndon especially draws inspiration from the influential Bloomsbury group, continuing their quiet revolution against tradition in favor of natural sustainability. Imaginative and innovative, Coryndon has forged a successful career of combining traditional craftsmanship and specialist finishing techniques in a fine art realm. Often material and process driven, employing multiple disciplines including bronze casting, painting, embroidery, and sculpture, her work has found a large audience with collectors and designers worldwide.

Recent works of Coryndon’s explore the exquisite nature of honeycombs using cast bronze, gilded plaster, and precious and semi-precious stones. Coryndon became interested in bees after learning about the current global crisis facing the insects. In an effort to capture abandoned “ghost ship hives,” Coryndon employs the lost-wax method, an ancient and labor-intensive technique.

Dimensions: 96″ L x 48″ H

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