Ligno VitaeBy Thomas Keyes
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.