This October book No.1/50 of ‘War + Peace’ was auctioned at the Savoy, London and raised £400 for Save Wild Tigers, an organisation dedicated to saving the last 3,200 wild tigers.
There is still time to order a copy before Christmas! ‘War + Peace’ is a limited edition publication of 50 books worldwide, signed and numbered with an original gold tiger drawing made on the back page of each copy.
Here are some page images of ‘War + Peace’:
“War + Peace’, brings together a selection of my Biro drawings from several bodies of work produced between 2008 – 2014 including ‘Tales from the East’, ‘The Woodcutter’s Cottage’, ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia’ and recent artwork for conservation projects. Inspired by my passion for childhood memoirs, fairy tales, travel, forests and animals and continuing exploration of the themes of ‘war’ and ‘loss’, these multiplex, layered drawings in colour or black Biro are often used as inspiration to create objects and installations. Taking photographs of films and documentaries, my muse Lily, people, animals and found objects as the foundation for my work and building layers of drawn images in Biro, my aim is to make art that represents the beauty and brutal reality of life thus creating ‘memorials of lives lived, both human and animal and ways of life lost’.”
To order a copy or for more information please visit my shop.
That’s great news, Jane, to raise so much for a good cause with your book auction. It seems like a lovely book, and I may get around to buying one, but Christmas has been expensive this year, and I have spent a lot on my car in the preceding few months. Anyway, I hope you sell a good number of them, as they would make a great present. I will re-blog your post, in the hope of publicising it for you.
Very best wishes from Norfolk, Pete. xx
Many thanks Pete, I was delighted to raise funds for SWT with the first copy! Thank you so much for your reblog, it is much appreciated! Very best wishes, Jane xx
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Another rare re-blog, and once again to highlight the wonderful work of Jane Lee McCracken. She has produced a sumptuous book containing reproductions of many of her best works of art. Don’t forget, these are all drawn using ballpoint pens only! This would make a wonderful gift, and is available from the link on Jane’s post.