Forbidden Love , sculpture

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Happy to present my latest sculpture ‘Forbidden Love’.  H 210cm x W 52cm x D 30cm , handmade madder, mulberry dye/pigments, silk, wool, mulberry tree branches. 2023

‘Forbidden Love’ is part of the series ‘Stains of Forbidden Love’ inspired by my love for the Belsize Park mulberry tree who is now 400+ years young. Planted by James I for silk production but she was the wrong type of mulberry…..makes me love her more.

The mulberry tree is the “tree of life” and “herb of immortality”, one of the oldest plant used by humans. The sprit of mulberry encourages us to set aside our fears of scarcity and rejoice in gratitude and abundance.Forbidden love, W52cm x H210 xD 30- 120 varied,handmade dye:pigment Madder, mulberry, silk, wool, 2023, Justine Johnson 1Forbidden Love, W52cm x H 210 x D30-120 variable, handmade natural madder, mulberry dye:pigment , silk, wool, mulberry, 2023 Justine Johnson SV5,Forbidden Love, detail , handmade natural madder, mulberry dye, pigment, silk,wool,2023, Justine Johnson jForbidden Love, Jj, Back view 2

I am honoured

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I am honoured to be included in the “100 Artist: New Perspectives catalog by Saatchi Art, the worlds leading online gallery.

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New work

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Teardrop supernova final image 2021

Teardrop Supernova was inspired by an international team of astronomers who discover a teardrop shaped star that it predicts is about to explode in a supernova.The pull of the white dwarf is so great that it will eventually cause the teardrop shaped star to explode and consume both. The tears I have that explode and consume me are a reminder that we are all connected and that gives me hope.

In making the work I felt the folding of washi to make the shape and using natural indigo dyes and pigment creating the universal shades of blue with 22ct moon gold leaf .

Artwork size H81cm x W51cm ( suggested frame size H100cm x W69cm )

Save The Date

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I am delighted to been given the opportunity to exhibit at The Other Art Fair in London this July 1-4th, West Handyside Canopy, Kings Cross. If you would like to come visit me and my work I will be at stand 90. This is the first art fair of 2021 which is really exciting to be part of. It will be  great to see you and reconnect.


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