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The 'Greenman' motif has given full reign to the imagination of artists and craftsmen for centuries, and often with remarkably little hindrance from fact or history. It makes a rich seam for any artist ... there are no rules.
The GREENMAN OF THE LANDSCAPE also follows a tradition of blurred boundaries between man and nature so often seen in Sioban's work. It was initially inspired as a tribute to the first 'Landscape Gardener', Humphry Repton.
Humphry Repton (1752 - 1818) as successor to 'Capability' Brown was renowned for his watercolours to illustrate many of his garden designs. Repton was a very hard working and practical man - but was also well known for his sense of humour!
This drawing was made alongside a maquette to enable decisions with the client. It visualised the 'Green Man' ... and helped establish practical answers for this tree man sculpture.
Dimensions: 92cm x 135cm H (& 30cm x 60cm paper)
Medium: Giclee on canvas (from Graphite on Drawing Film)
Edition size: 100
Collection: Artist`s Collection
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