‘Born to Die - Gold Edition’ is a Full Bleed Giclée print by sought after contemporary artist Louise McNaught. Printed onto 330gsm Somerset Velvet paper, and hand finished with gold leaf detail, the print is from a limited edition of 25 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
The work of Louise McNaught takes its inspiration form the natural world: raising the status of animals and creatures to the majestic and sublime, McNaught creates bold images, using striking colour and compositional techniques. For ‘Born to Die - Gold Edition’, McNaught employs her signature ‘bleed’ motif, with soft, thin lines of grey paint running down the print to produce a gentle sense of dynamism and flow.
The trails have been created by the skull of a reindeer, whose magnificent antlers dominate the print, striking in their imperfect, natural symmetry. Around the antlers, McNaught has draped garlands of gold leaf foliage and added delicate blue butterflies, for a beautiful and poignant juxtaposition of life and death: a truly striking piece of contemporary print-work.