Original ofgraveconcern creations based upon steampunk anatomy and mythology.
‘The spectacle of Nature and the peculiarities of natural history’ was written in 1754 by the French priest and teacher Noël-Antoine Pluche (13 November 1688 – 19 November 1761), the book influenced many to become naturalists and was translated all across Europe, even though its theories were not scientific. The study of natural history evolved from the popular cabinets of curiosities in the 17th and 18th centuries, by the early 19th century the disciplines of physiology, botany, zoology, geology, and paleontology were formed from the early investigations of Natural history the century before. The figure on the left is an original ofgraveconcern creation based upon steampunk anatomy and mythology.
Le Spectacle De La Nature. 1754 (Colour Various Sizes)
Recreation of titlepage with original illustrations. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.
Large joined figures in one image 11"x14" on textured paper, printed with archival inks.
Hanging Books are title page reproductions of antique books that are handmade from old and antique books which are damaged, and are repaired are re-purposed to be hung on a wall for a unique display. The books display the title pages from one or antiquarian books based upon a certain theme. The size and colour of each book varies.
Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"