Selected for Leicester Museum Open 24 Exhibition

I am delighted that one of my images has been selected for the Leicester Museum Open 24.  This is the first time I have submitted work for this long-standing and prestigious annual exhibition.   (This image has since been sold.) 

My Open 24 submission is a digital C-type print, and so, archival quality. It is large size, 39 cm x 61.5 cm (approx. 15.5 inches x 24 inches), and professionally framed with acid free mount and solid tulip wood frame. Other sizes and different framing options are available from me directly or through selected galleries, still within the limited edition of 150 in total. 

Maria Bragoli - When the Last Tree at Leicester Museum Open 24

Although the image was created in Leicestershire, the title, 'When the last tree . . . ' is based on the Cree Native American proverb urging an awareness of the actions of our environmental impact - an idea from centuries ago which is even more relevant today.

'Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise that we cannot eat money,' (Cree Native American proverb).

Another connection with my image is that tulip wood, as a native North American tree, was extensively used for dugout canoe building by the Native Americans, since it was light yet with a fine grain, allowing it to be carved and worked easily.  The frame used in my Open 24 image has a hand painted wash bringing out the beautiful, fine texture of the wood and further enhances the delicate lines and colours of the image itself.

Open 24  (free admission to this area)
2nd February – 7th April 2013

Monday - Saturday  10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

53 New Walk
Leicester LE1 7EA