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Fossil Record, The Age of Aluminium

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Contemporary artist Marc Quinn is currently debuting his new works alongside existing pieces at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery and around the Gardens at Kew.

The exhibition Light into life explores the links between nature and humanity and brings that complex relationship to life. The mirrored effect of many of the stainless-steel sculptures blurs the boundaries between the viewer, the sculpture and the landscape, giving every visitor a unique experience of the artworks. Their reflection encourages viewers to see themselves as a part of the artwork and a part of the landscape.

Quinn has been working in close collaboration with Kew scientists and horticulturists to explore more about plants and their incredible forms and shapes, using significant plants from across our collections to inspire his work.

We are delighted to present our customers with the exclusive chance to acquire a limited edition art piece, personally signed by the artist.


About the artwork

Fossil Record, The Age of Aluminium features a multitude of embossed orchids that come to life through the artwork's reflections. Quinn is fascinated by the beauty and rarity of orchids and there are sculptures of five in this exhibition – four in stainless steel (the Light into Light series) and one in a striking, red-painted bronze (Burning Desire). Two are based on a Sobralia orchid from the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew.


  • Material: Embossed chine-collé print with silver foil
  • Dimensions: 675 x 1010 mm
  • Edition of 25
  • 2015 edition
  • Signed by the artist and numbered on the front
  • Framed

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Free UK shipping direct from Marc Quinn's Studio - Please note that delivery can take up to 6 weeks.

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