Sophie Coryndon, Tapestry Triptych, UK, 2017
Tapestry Triptych 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. Coryndon became interested in bees after learning about the current global crisis facing the insects. Tapestry Triptych beautifully preserves the fragility of its source material.
Sophie Coryndon combines traditional decorative arts techniques with modern innovation. Material and process driven, she employs multiple disciplines including bronze casting, painting, embroidery, and sculpture to capture elements of the natural world, rooted in historical aesthetics. “Basically, I’m drawn to craftsmanship in any form, especially dying crafts,” says the artist, “But I like to take those things and re-imagine them.”
Inspired by close observation, Coryndon’s work illuminates what is often overlooked. Her enthusiasm for the organic intricacies ever-present in the macrocosm drives her tenacious ambition to transfigure the microscopic into the monumental. This practice of maximalism fosters her desire to, as she states “take things further, make them larger, make them grander, right to the point of lunacy. Insane beauty is what I’m ultimately after.”
As Coryndon works on a commission basis, custom works may be requested.
Plaster, 23.5 ct gold leaf
66H x 117 W in
167.64 H x 297.18 W cm
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