Valencian based British painter Hermione Pakenham, is using her background in printmaking to explore the idea of relics.
Through the application of paint on limestone and marble, the landscape is literally emerging from the discarded material. Meeting somewhere between painting, printing and sculpture, each piece is unique, and uncovers layers and meaning through colour and accident.
Despite a seemingly robust appearance at first sight, limestone and marble are both immensely fragile materials, and the application of acrylic on their surfaces serves to emphasise this point very powerfully.
In selecting completely random shapes and sizes of stone, the collection, when viewed as a whole, is extraordinarily powerful, taking on a religious / archeological aspect which is only partially apparent
when viewed individually.