‘Miss Cordelia’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist Maria Rivans. From a limited edition of 75, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
The work of Maria Rivans is known for its mash up of surrealism meets pop-art. Her scrapbook-like collages - with their 1950s pop-culture references - have all the playful delight of an early Paolozzi, mixed with the strange surreality of a Dali, and brought up to date with a certain sophistication and quirky aesthetic, unique to Rivans.
‘Miss Cordelia’ depicts the black and white portrait of Hollywood starlet Jean Simmons, attired in a halter neck dress which has been carefully crafted from fragments of antiquated maps. Rivans has adorned the actress’s head with a fabulous bricolage headdress: in the amongst tumbling flora, fauna and foliage, look out for ornate shells, exotic beasts, an even an antique roulette table!