Acrylic and gold leaf on 3mm birch ply panel
20 cm x 20 cm
This screen print on gold leaf is inspired by traditional decorative Chinese panels, which often use birds and flora as subjects. They also use gold leaf, which has a long history in art worldwide. Being highly reflective, yet warm in hue, it looks different from different points in the room depending on lighting. The magpie is the subject of this particular painting, and is intended to be a part of a series illustrating the popular folklore belief, “One for sorrow, two for joy ..”.