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Alison Turnbull

Peppered Moth Print, 2008

£720.00 (1 left)

Alison Turnbull’s Peppered Moth Print, 2008, was part of the Darwin’s Canopy exhibition supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK at the Natural History Museum. The blocks of colour and panels of stippled grey refer to methods of classification and the patterns on the wings of The Black Peppered or Darwin’s Moth.

Turnbull is an artist with a long-standing interest in translating data and ordering systems into pictorial abstractions. Inspired by evolutionary thinker Charles Darwin, she discovered the manual Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, a copy of which Darwin himself had taken on his voyage to the Galápagos Islands. The book contains small, hand-painted swatches of colour, each of which refers to objects from the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms. Turnbull was one of eleven artists invited to participate in the major Gulbenkian Galápagos Artists’ Residency Programme 2007- 2011 and the exhibition that toured to Edinburgh, Liverpool and to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, 2012-13.

Alison Turnbull is represented by, and has exhibited at, Matt’s Gallery on several occasions, most recently with the solo show, If Mimicry Minded, in 2018.

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Print: Archival Pigment Print
Paper: Hahnemühle Fine Art
Edition: 3 (plus 1 artist’s proof)
Paper dimensions: 841 mm (h) x 1189 mm (w)
Price: £720 inclusive of VAT unframed
P&P: £13 (one unframed, UK only)
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