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Ligno Vitae

By Thomas Keyes

Type: Painting

Technique: Drawn, Painted

Material: Marker pen, Parchment, Traditional pigments

Width: 14.7cm | Height: 21cm

Production date: 2020

This piece mixes traditional insular techniques and materials with modern graffiti markers and letter styles. The work is on parchment with the tree of life and the word Ligno created using the geometry and pigments from the Book of Kells including, oak bark ink, cudbear lichen, orpiment, lead, woad and Verdigris. The word Vitae is painted in graffiti markers with the traditional pairing of chrome and black associated with the simpler graffiti scripts. The theme is based on the extinction rebellion terminology for climate change, that the world is on fire.

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