Screen: The July Grass (B48)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Screen: The July Grass

Made in

Oxfordshire

Date

1993

Description

Six panels of Nepalese paper, framed by sycamore with ebony corners, with gouache painting of plants and butterflies and a poem.

Materials and techniques

Sycamore frames with ebony corners. Nepalese paper backed with silk, grasses between, stuck with flour paste. Stick ink and vermillion mixed, ruling pen. Gouache painting. Hinges waxed linen.

Object number

B48

Category

Maker's statement

My proposal is something I have wanted to try for ages...The text is a wonderful evocation of English meadowland and the wonder of living things. As 98% of our grasslands have been destroyed since the war, let alone since 1850, I feel it should have elegiac overtones - perhaps a black wrapper/box with information. I know this is rather doom and gloom but one must try to promote understanding. (from A.Urwick's original proposal)