Protective Amulet Series of oil on board paintings 2019

This series of small paintings were inspired by 17th century Dutch flower paintings  However, the imagery is based on my Small Amulet Series of textiles.  Made from recycled fabric and decorated with amulet devices, they are derived from amulets I have collected whilst traveling in Eastern Turkey. Those amulets are hung in homes as protection and serve a similar purpose to an icon.

Using birch wood icon boards as the base for my Protective Amulet paintings I aim to cross the divide between belief systems creating a decorative panel that serves the purpose of both amulet and icon.

Protective Amulet 1  2019

oil on birch wood icon board

20 x 30 x 2.5cm

£400

Protective Amulet 2 2019

oil on birch wood board

20 x 20 x 2.5cm

£400

Protective Amulet 3 2019

oil on birch wood icon board

20 x 30 x 2.5cm

£400

Protective Amulet 4 2019

oil on birch wood icon board

20 x 30 x 2.5cm

£400