Linoleum block print with hand applied ink mounted onto bookbinders board.
35 x 24 inches
Edition Variants. 2 available - Ink blot and Shadow.
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All pieces are original, limited edition fine art prints by Elaine Su-Hui and all sales will go directly towards running the Inner Fields studio. Thank you for your support.
From the series HERBARIUM FOR DARK SLEEP, by Elaine Su-Hui. 2012.
Herbarium for Dark Sleep was originally a wall installation of mounted linoleum block prints and cut paper exhibited at Blackburn 20|20 gallery in New York City.
This body of work explores the psychic qualities of 'spirit plants' known to cure nightmares and night terrors. Focusing specifically on red root, anemone pulsatilla and skullcap, these plants have varied uses in both Eastern and Western medicine, but it is their 'energetic' and non-physical qualities that I draw upon in this series. Using silhouette, pattern, transparent ink and layered printed imagery to create psychological plant atmospheres, these panels suggest x-rays of body parts and aim to capture the enigmatic potency and ability of these herbs to affect the subconscious mind.