A sumptuous collection of A3 Floral Mandala Prints on Paper. Each print is stamped and dated, and comes with an explanation of the collaboration between Becky Lee and AnnekeArt, as well as of the work.
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Prints come unframed.
The Mandala imagery which prevails Anneke's work is a nod to the healing capabilities of the traditional Buddhist Mandala sand art. Anneke believes art has the power to influence the energy of the viewer so with that in mind she aims to create artwork that has a positive presence.
Ode to Sally: The hero piece of this first collection. Becky’s father’s cousin Sally Spence was a fabulous creative who worked for Christchurch based fashion designer Fanny Buss in the 1970s. Sally worked as a textile artist, hand painting and block printing elaborate designs onto the garments - many of which now grace museums around the country including Te Papa. The background of this piece features a gorgeous silk kaftan painted by Sally which Becky inherited from her grandmother. The flowers in this piece are gifted Peonies plus Old Roses, Alstromerias and Daisies foraged from the Red Zone.
‘Poshe’ (pronounced Po-she) is named after Becky’s paternal grandmother. Poshe (which was the name given to her by her grandchildren) was very stylish and wore the handpainted silks that feature through these works with finesse. This piece combines one of her scarves with foliage and Passionflowers foraged from the Red Zone. “I used to live on Banks Ave and there was an enormous mansion just down the road that was like something straight out of Hollywood and always a great source of fascination for me. Some time after the earthquakes I revisited the area and was shocked to see no trace of the mansion - it had been completely demolished and cleared. Even the gardens had gone. All that remains is a quiet desolate feeling enormous empty section. I ventured in one day while foraging and discovered this Passionflower vine, a small piece of joy in amongst the memories of what used to be.” Becky
Electric Blue: There is nothing more beautiful than the humble old fashioned tussy mussy. A handful of lots of small flowers all thrown together effortlessly. This playful vibrant piece contains flowers from Becky’s garden, plus other small treasures foraged in the Red Zone. Dianthus, Gems, Mutabilis, French Lavender, Aquilegia, Lobelia and more... with the sweet Erigaron daisy stealing the show on the perimeter.
Venus Hummingbird: The pattern created by the magenta coloured stems in the centre of this feminine work mesmerises and draws you in to the leafy centre. A combination of Iceland Poppies, Heuchera, English Lavender, Birch leaves, and the beautiful Fuchsia bring your eye back out. “Notice how the fuchsia plays against the handpainted vintage silk in the background, creating a very womanly shape that is reminiscent of the Venus of Willendorf - an ancient figurine discovered in 1908 but estimated to have been made around 30,000 BC.” Becky
Cadmium Star: The hero of this work is one of Becky’s favourite flowers - the Iceland Poppy. A divine little creature to grow and one of the first to yield in early spring. This is combined with English Lavender, Heuchera, Birch leaves, Fuschia and more. “I love the combination of the cadmium yellow of the poppies with the lavender, and the chartreuse geometric fabric in the background adds great movement to the piece”. Becky