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Naples, Serpent, Fascine
© Eileen Lawrence

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Naples, Serpent, Fascine 1983 - 1984

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
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.

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An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.


A paint with colouring and binding agents diluted with water. It has a transparent quality and is usually applied to paper.

Collage, Watercolour


  • Acc. No. GMA 2958
  • Medium Watercolour, oil and sand on handmade paper, laid on paper
  • Size 183.00 x 160.00 cm (framed: 186.30 x 163.30 x 7.50 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1985