Sophie Coryndon, Dossel Diptych, UK, 2018
Dossel Diptych, a large-scale wall hanging, is composed of two panels of layered honeycomb cast in Jesmonite, which has been embellished with cold enamel resin to simulate honey and then gilded and highly patinated. The overlapping layers of the panels hang, emulating ornate textiles. At once colossal and delicate, Dossel 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,” Coryndon employs the lost-wax method, an ancient and labor-intensive technique. Dossal is the term for an ornamental cloth suspended behind an altar. It is sometimes referred to as an alter screen. Dossel is inspired by the Pala d’Oro a golden altarpiece of the treasury of The Basilica at Piazza San Marco, Venice.
As Coryndon works on a commission basis, custom works may be requested.
Medium: Jesmonite, 23.5ct Gold Leaf, Wood
Dimensions: 86” H x 94” W, 218.44 H x 238.76 W cm
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