'Violet' Original Foil Collage
This is the original artwork, sold including the bespoke frame fitted with anti-reflective, water white, UV protective clear glass.
Signed, named and made using only recycled Quality Street cellophane wrappers backed with foil to create beautiful reflection and enhance the depth of colour.
Commencing a series of pieces made only from recycled Quality Street wrappers, ‘Violet’ is named after Harold Macintosh’s mother. Harold Macintosh inherited his parent’s confectionery business and went on to invent Quality Street in 1936. Driven by the desire to produce boxes of chocolates that could be sold at reasonable prices, his idea was to cover different toffees with chocolate and present them in inexpensive, yet attractive boxes. To avoid having each chocolate presented separately inside the box, and therefore, reduce packaging costs, Mackintosh decided to individually wrap each chocolate, in coloured paper, and put them into a presentation tin without inserts, something Quality Street continues today, some eighty years on.
In previous years, Quality Street utilised plain coloured foils in combination with plain coloured cellophane, however the foil is now printed with their trademarked logo, so Lou decided to enhance the eight different coloured cellophanes by backing them with recycled plain silver foil (from ifyoucare). The foil’s reflective nature shines through the cellophane reflecting the different light conditions throughout the day, an ever changing artwork, with colours reminiscent of the era of Quality Street’s plain wrappers.
Approximately A1 (76cm x 56.5cm) with a deckled edge, on 100% cotton, 640gsm, cold pressed, Aquarelle Watercolour paper by Arches.
Currently available to view and buy through Stocktons Furniture in Manchester.
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