‘War + Peace’, Selected Biro Drawings 2008 – 2014 Limited Edition Hardback Book by Jane Lee McCracken, 2014, Cover
Published today, I am delighted to say that 50 limited edition copies of my new book are now available. Here is some information about ‘War + Peace’ and a look inside!
” ‘War + Peace’, by multimedia Artist Jane Lee McCracken brings together a selection of her intricate Biro drawings. This beautifully produced hardback book replicates every detail of Jane’s black and colour Biro drawings from several bodies of work spanning 6 years, including, ‘Tales from the East’, ‘The Woodcutter’s Cottage’, ‘In Homage to the Last Carnivores of Eurasia’ and her recent artwork for conservation projects. Inspired by her passion for childhood memoirs, fairy tales, travel, forests and animals and her continuing exploration of the themes of ‘war’ and ‘loss’, multimedia artist Jane makes multiplex, layered drawings in colour or black Biro, using her drawings as inspiration to create objects and installations. Taking photographs of films and documentaries, her muse lily, people, animals and found objects as the foundation of her work, she builds complex layers of drawn images in Biro as if film still projections, resulting in monotone or colour abstracted pieces with an ethereal, cinematic quality. Her 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”. Evoking consideration of loss whether through war or disaster, her work draws upon empathy for the emotional or physical scars experienced by humans, animals or the environment.”
Limited Edition of 50 Hardback Books
Signed and numbered in gold with personal dedication option included
Original Gold Tiger Drawing produced in each copy
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Here is a taster of what’s inside!
‘American Dream’, ‘War + Peace’ 2014
‘Our Forefathers’ & ‘Mummy Bear and Baby Bear’, ‘War + Peace’, 2014
‘Butterfly Lover’, ‘War + Peace’, 2014
‘The Cupboard’ & ‘Sindy and the Troika’, ‘War + Peace’, 2014
‘TV Screen II – Where Wolves and Bears Dare’, ‘War + Peace’, 2014
‘Shh, it’s a Tiger!’, ‘War + Peace’, 2014, Back Cover
Original Gold Tiger Drawing in each book.