Hermione Pakenham is a British painter based in Valencia, Spain, who uses her background in printmaking to explore the idea of relics.
Living in one of the preeminent marble and limestone mining areas in the world, Hermione uses local stone as her canvas.
Despite a seemingly robust appearance at first sight, limestone and marble are both immensely fragile materials, and the application of acrylic on their surface, serves to emphasise this point very powerfully.
Her work, which is a mix of painting, printing and sculpture, has an entirely unique feel to it; each piece laden with historical significance and imbued with a sense of calm and serenity, which one might expect from a material that is believed to be 150 million years old.
In selecting completely random shapes and sizes of stone, the collection, when viewed as a whole, takes on a curiously religious and archeological aspect, which is extremely engaging.