‘Harpy’ is a Silkscreen Print by contemporary artist Not Now Nancy. Form a limited edition of 100, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
The work of Not Now Nancy stages a dichotomy between an Arcadian past and an urban modernity, uniting conflicting themes into a harmonious and compellingly beautiful blend. Her prints are a fusion of layers, building found antique illustrations into hand drawn elements and symbolic contemporary imagery to achieve a unique and captivating aesthetic.
Harpy’ depicts the chimerical creature from Greek mythology, said to possess the head and body of a woman and the wings of a bird. Not Now Nancy’s vision of the Harpy is dizzyingly surreal, an intricate collage of black and white illustration, combining the mechanical with the organic to create a winged woman, clothed in a corseted Victorian dress. Under her feathered skirts, Not Now Nancy has detailed a hellish scene filled with frightening figures, while a geometrical, golden disc frames the harpy. It’s a hypnotic piece, dark and haunting while saturated with breathtaking beauty.