‘Metamorphosis of Theophane’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Not Now Nancy. Hand finished with gold 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.
‘Metamorphosis of Theophane’ reimagines the Greek figure of beautiful Theophane, tragically transformed into a sheep by Posiedon. The print depicts a curly horned ram through an assemblage of parts, predominantly formed from Victorian horticultural etchings. Not Now Nancy works femininity into the piece, which subtly resembles female anatomy while loaded with soft embellishments and floral decoration. Behind the creature’s head, Not Now Nancy has painted a teal coloured panel, reminiscent of a Rorschach ink blot test. It’s a hypnotic piece, dark and haunting while saturated with breathtaking beauty.