'Owl' is a hand-painted wooden lightbox in which the creature is revealed when the lightbox is switched on. The lightbox is constructed in plywood and antiqued using acrylic paint and glazing. The image is hand-painted on 300gsm watercolour paper e affixed to the lid. The lightbox can be hung from a single nail via a drilled hole in the reverse or displayed standing.
Each lightbox contains an led light which can be operated by opening the front of the box or via a supplied remote control. The remote control will allow you to turn the lightbox on and off, adjust the brightness or even set a timer for 10, 30 or 60 minutes so the lightbox is not left on.
Dimensions: 165mm (w) x 165mm (h) x 95mm (d)
Medium: Handmade lightbox with remote, double-sided drawing and LED lighting
Please Note: Your lightbox houses a delicate original painting created in inks teas and graphite. Take care not to touch the paper and keep away from direct sunlight. The calligraphy inks that these pieces are painted in are especially susceptible to sunlight damage, plus your lightbox will perform best in dimly lit areas. Please also avoid areas of high humidity due to the nature of the exposed paper.
Carne Griffiths’ artwork is born from a love of drawing and the journey of creating an image on the page. Working primarily with calligraphy ink, graphite and liquids, such as tea brandy, vodka and whisky he draws and then manipulates the drawn line. After graduating from Maidstone College of Art Carne served an apprenticeship and worked as a designer and later as a creative director at the longest-established gold wire embroidery firm in the world. His designs were used for the uniforms in the films 'Valkyrie', 'The Last King of Scotland' and in particular his "red death coat" was used in The Phantom of the Opera'.
Carne’s images explore both human and floral forms, figuratively and in an abstract sense. He is fascinated by the flow of line and the ‘invisible lines’ that connect us to the natural world. These may be considered lines of energy or spiritual connections between ourselves and our surroundings; his work is often an emotional response to images and situations encountered in daily life. These daily images are recorded in a dreamlike sense onto the page where physical boundaries are no longer important.
Carne’s work takes us on a journey of escapism, often focusing on scenes of awe and wonderment, they offer a sense of abandonment to the artist and to the viewer an invitation to share and explore this inner realm.