Oran Gutan at The Booth Museum
£40.00 – £180.00
‘Oran Gutan at The Booth Museum.’
From original ink drawing to which I apply colour digitally. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks. This print is available in the following formats:
A1 size portrait 59.4 x 84.1 cm (23.4 x 33.1 in) Large. From a limited edition of 100, the print is signed and numbered.
A3 size portrait 29.7 x 42 cm (11.7 x 16.5 in) Medium. Open edition signed print.
A4 size portrait 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 in) Small. Open edition signed print.
In the Summer of 2016 I visited with my friends Scarlett and Jake The Booth Museum of Natural History in Brighton. The three of us are passionate artists. I sat on the carpet to draw in pen the skulls of the Baby Oran Gutan and the head of the Hippopotamus.
Later on at the studio I inked these drawings and wondered what could I add to make them more playful. It is then that I thought of these exhibits at night, when there is no one there, all those long hours. In my imagination I saw the bay Orangutan Wondering around the rooms of the building playing with a model toy of the museum. The result was an enchanted skeleton of a baby Orangutan holding in his bony hand a toy model of The Booth Museum. A meaningful reflection on the endeavours of the Victorian Scientists looking for answers in the natural World and the environment that also relates to the Victorian phantasmagoria and the chilling past-time of deciphering the supernatural.
A1 size portrait, A3 size portrait, A4 size portrait