An array of limited edition prints from the Acanthaceae Ornament Collective; an exploratory body of work that delves into digital illustration, augmentation and abstraction. The subject of the studies, the common Acanthus mollis, commonly known as bear’s breeches, sea holly or oyster plant is a species of plant in the family Acanthaceae and grows prolifically in Penelope’s garden. Imagery focuses unusually on the flower head, a feature traditionally overshadowed by the plants striking foliage.
It is not the entirety of the vertical flower that is shown either rather the tip of the bloom from an aerial perspective that serves as the focus of these works. Historically popular amongst artists and architects alike the acanthus plant has long proved a source of inspiration, its leaves appearing on Corinthian columns.