'Cloths of Heaven' is my interpretation of 'Aedh wishes for the cloths of Heaven', a poem by the renowned Irish poet W B Yeats. I have produced a limited edition screenprint and also worked with the London Embroidery Studio to produce an embroidered piece, also available as a small edition. Yeats's poem references 'embroidered cloths' and 'gold and silver threads' so I wanted to try to make the screenprint look like an exquisite and timelessly beautiful piece of highly ornamental needlework. I've drawn from Medieval, Renaissance and 18th century sources but also tried to integrate personal, progressive and irreverent flourishing ideas. The result is a hybrid stylistic treatment that I think could only exist in the 21st century.
A2 (594mm X 420mm) limited edition screenprint, edition of 100. Metallic gold ink on midnight blue Plike art paper, 330gsm. Signed and numbered by the artist.