Here's a few of my wall tiles based on the London Natural History
Museums Spirit Collection. Its called that because the specimens are
kept in alcohol, not because all the little and large creatures are
magically stored with their animal and plant spirits floating around
them, but it's a nice name, and gives my work an unintentionally mystic
title. The alcohol has to be topped up constantly as it is forever
evaporating, which apparently is a bit of a boring job as there are
thousands and thousands of jars to do.
The original pen and ink sketches for these tiles are reproduced on my Spirit Collection tableware, that you can see (here bysaw.bigcartel.com)and I'm currently making a new batch of tiles for an exhibition later this year at the Ruthin Craft Centre. Here's the first of many....