Anne Guest, ‘Keepsake’, 2020.
Framed original cyanotype with gold metal leaf detail. Artwork is
28 x 28cm in a 43 x 43 cm conservation quality white mount and frame.
This artwork belongs to ‘Under the Sun’, a new series of work in which Anne Guest celebrates the beauty and fragility of the flora of wildflower meadows that she has discovered whilst walking locally.
As the artist explains: “The cyanotype process was developed in the mid 1800’s when wildflower meadows were abundant. By using this process to make work about wildflower meadows today I am reaching back to the past in order to record the present and preserve it for the future. The small details in gold metal leaf emphasise the preciousness of the meadows”.
Anne Guest graduated from Birmingham City University with an MA in Fine Art in 2006. She exhibits regularly, both nationally and internationally, and has been shortlisted for several prize exhibitions including the Jerwood Drawing Prize and the Ruskin Drawing Prize. Her work is held in both private and public collections.