Size: 15.5" H x 10.5" W x .75"
Frame: Victorian, wood, carved, gold
'Essentia' is part of the ongoing Onwaecnan series which encompasses works of neovictoriana still life. Onwaecnan was inspired by the artist's preoccupation with our impermanence and the death rituals of cultures across time and the globe. Pulling from the vanitas imagery of seventeenth century Dutch masters, the work combines contemporary mediums with Renaissance styling to speak to modern viewers of mortality, connection, and encourage inner contemplation.
Heather Allison's work has been featured internationally, and utilizes items from some of the world's most prestigious natural history and interior decor boutiques such as Paxton Gate, San Francisco, The Bone Room, Berkeley and Absinthe Taxidermy. Her own home is a salon of wonders filled with oddities from her travels and her relationships with adventurers, fellow collectors and artists from around the globe.
Mounted in an antique frame, this piece is one of kind and will not be printed or framed in the same way again.