Gibbons Carving is a print derived from 17th century master carver, Grinling Gibbons’ distinctive style and is full of detail and depth akin to his high-relief wooden carvings. Said to have ‘an ability to breathe life into still material’, the craftsman’s unique and delicate rendering of limewood into the most elaborate of organic structures meant he was highly favoured by royalty. In this bold decorative design, natural forms of birds and shells, scrolling foliage and the fruits of the harvest represent new life, abundance and good health, accompanied by Gibbons’ signature periwinkle-like five petal flower.
A conversational wallpaper in Soot on Stone
Width x Length
68.5 cm x 10.05 m