LIZZ ASTON "WATERMELON TOURMALINE" 2018
Caviar20 has long admired Lizz Aston's evolving career and body of work.
We are pleased to be offering her incredible creations.
Aston's practice is inspired by the history and production of textiles and decorative arts. In recent years she has also been intrigued by semi-precious stones and rocks with dynamic color combinations...leading to a curious contrast between a stone's everlasting qualities and the delicate nature of paper and fabric.
"Watermelon Tourmaline" honors an actual precious stone revered for its impressive ombré that shifts from green to an incredible pink. (Click here to learn more about this stone from the Gemological Institute of America)
Like the best of Lizz Aston's work she embraces an anonymous textile pattern, such as a hand-made lace doily, and then manipulates it digitally before creating a new contemporary descendant. These transformed and augmented patterns are then hand-cut on fine Japanese Kozo paper (aka mulberry paper) which are then painted, stained or dyed. In this work Aston masterfully creates a color scale that begins with a dense jade green followed by lime and pear which flow into a soft tangerine that arrives in the center of a juicy peach/coral pink.
To heighten the form's impact Aston elevates the cut-out with a structure of pins creating dramatic shadows.
To learn more about Lizz Aston's process click here for a video and studio tour produced by Canadian Art magazine.
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Signed on the backing by the artist.
Hand-cut, painted and dyed Japanese Kozo paper
20"H 20"W (work)
20"H 30"W (framed)
Framed with museum glass with specifications by the artist
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Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere.
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