Sophie Coryndon, Tapestry, UK, 2016

Sophie Coryndon, Tapestry, UK, 2016

Sophie Coryndon, Tapestry, UK, 2016

Tapestry, a large-scale wall hanging, is composed of three panels of layered plaster honeycomb, gilded and highly patinated.  The overlapping layers of the panels hang gently, emulating luxurious ornate textiles. At once colossal and delicate, Tapestry Triptych beautifully preserves the fragility of its source material. Coryndon became interested in bees after learning about the current global crisis facing the insects. In an effort to capture abandoned “ghost ship hives,” Corydon employs the lost-wax method, an ancient and labor-intensive technique.

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 craft skills and specialist finishing techniques in a fine art realm, pushing the boundaries between decorative and fine art. She has found a large audience with collectors and designers internationally.

Dimensions: 48” H x 72” W

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