‘Bullet Proof’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Not Now Nancy. Hand finished with copper leaf, the print is from a limited edition of 100 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
The work of Not Now Nancy stages a dichotomy between a pastoral past and a modern urbanism, bringing conflicting themes together 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.
‘Bullet Proof’ depicts a large, bricolage butterfly, assembled from a series of greyscale illustrations: mechanical workings, Victorian muscle-men, animal skulls, and mythical beasts combine to produce the illusion of the delicate, winged insect. The perfect symmetry of the collage has all the shocking perfection of an ink-blot test, which Not Now Nancy has exaggerated, adding cascading drips of black pigment and hand applied ribbons of copper leaf, which seem to slither down the print in beautiful contrast to the soft sprays of turquoise that complete the monochrome image.
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