About this artwork

This work was inspired by a trip the artist made to Naples. It is a collage, of handmade papers, painted in watercolour and oils, with sand added to the upper half of the tree. Lawrence has used a limited range of colours in the work, concentrating the viewer's attention on the detailed drawings of feathers and branches. Her intense analysis of these forms suggests the spiritual power and significance of nature. The strictly balanced and symmetrical composition is influenced by Oriental art.

  • title:
    Naples, Serpent, Fascine
  • accession number:
    GMA 2958
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  • materials:
    Watercolour, oil and sand on handmade paper, laid on paper
  • date created:
    1983 - 1984
  • measurements:
    183.00 x 160.00 cm (framed: 186.30 x 163.30 x 7.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1985
  • copyright:
    © Eileen Lawrence

Eileen Lawrence

Eileen Lawrence