Ylang Ylang Symphony
This Limited edition print is hand finished and signed by the artist Colette LaVette
Ylang Ylang Symphony has a Limited Edition print run of 45 across 3 A sizes. Each giclée print comes unframed with a white border, printed with archival inks, with a digitally signed label by the artist. The limited edition print captures the details, textures and colours of the original artwork and is printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm paper.
Ylang Ylang reference is a nod to Colette's fathers business of natural essential oils and perfumery, within which she has worked over the years. As part of The Brutta Figura Project, ‘Brutta figura’ in Italian culture is when someone appears in a bad light. The antithesis is bella figura, something which everyone hopes to attain and is arguably keeping up appearances.
Colette painted Ylang Ylang Symphony using natural pigments made in her studio, such as yellow ochre and bohemian green earth mixed with linseed oil, with the mixture resulting in a thick, luscious archival quality oil paint. Applied to canvas, the painting consists of large impasto expressionist marks, from which figures emerge.