‘Truth Teller’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Not Now Nancy. Hand finished with gold leaf, the print is from a limited edition of 50 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.
‘Truth Teller’ employs mirror-image symmetry for an arresting aesthetic, depicting two plumed birds - each an assemblage of antique etchings - perched on slithering serpents. Not Now Nancy has used a minimal monochrome palette, highlighting the snakes’ bodies and birds’ beaks in soft gold leaf, while intricate illustrative pattern creates rich, visual complexity. Saturated with an intangible haunting quality, ‘Truth Teller’ is a striking example of past aesthetic meets contemporary technique, for a print of breathtaking beauty.