I produced this series during lockdown in part as a meditative exercise using boards from my studio and collaging images of animals, birds and aquatic life on the painted surfaces.
The size of the boards suggested table placemats to me and as the ‘new normal’ becomes ‘the normal’ and forces us to embrace the domestic there is more focus on the aesthetic of our everyday environment.
Each board represents an animal species and pays tribute to their survival or their passing in this life on planet earth. The reverse side is signed by the artist and shows one image representing the theme on the front of the placemat.
The boards are reversible, washable and heatproof. Using a damp cloth the placemat can be cleaned with lukewarm water with a splash of a mild cleaner.