Illuminations: Jellyfish Series by Mary Prisland

Illuminations: Jellyfish Series by Mary Prisland

Illuminations: Jellyfish Series

Mary Prisland

Title

Illuminations: Jellyfish Series

 
Artist

Mary Prisland

  1947 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2012  
Technique
monotype with watercolor 
Image Size
6 x 6" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
MAPR104 
Price
$200.00 
Description

This is one of a series of monotypes that are based on the taxonomy of the aquatic jellyfish. These images are imaginary, hand colored with watercolor, and yet, like science fiction, are possible in nature. As humans explore the seas there are more and more types of jellyfish discovered.

Jellyfish have existed on earth for 500 million years or longer and are found in every ocean at every depth. There can be a mystery to Prisland's jellyfish that can provoke the viewer into further study or just leave the image as a work of art unto itself.