Sophie Coryndon, Fragment, UK, 2018
With Fragment, Sophie Coryndon masterfully explores the exquisite nature of honeycombs using cast acrylic polymer that has been gilded and highly patinated, preserving the fragility of its source material. Coryndon, who says that natural forms are always at the heart of her work, became interested in bees after reading about the rising detriment facing the insects around the world today. Employing centuries old techniques with innovative materials Coryndon manages to capture the jewelry-like delicacy of the abandoned “ghost-ship hives” in unique works of art.
Todd Merrill Studio began representing UK artist Sophie Coryndon in 2016. 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.
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 the 18th century Neoclassical designer and architect, Robert Adams who was described in his obituary as, “a genius in elegant ornament.” The Adams style incorporated elements of classical Roman design alongside Greek, Byzantine and Baroque styles.
As Coryndon works on a commission basis, custom works may be requested.
23.5ct gold leaf, acrylic polymer, on glass
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