Joan Jonas - Mountain Owl - 2016
Joan Jonas’ edition for the Whitechapel Gallery Mountain Owl, 2016, depicts an owl derived from one of the artist’s water colours. The owl is a familiar character in Jonas’ installations. Her frame of reference continues to span the folkloric and the canonical, touching on animism, myth and social rituals that are common to all world cultures. She draws regularly from literary influences – from Dante’s epic Divine Comedy to the Icelandic writer Halldór Laxness’ writings on the spiritual aspects of nature, which served as an important reference point for They Come to Us without a Word (2015), her recent critically-acclaimed work for the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (9 May – 22 November 2015).
Medium: 7 colour screen print on Khadi paper
Size: 35 x 25 cm [13.78 x 99.84 inches].
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered
Price: £450 (Members: £405)
This limited edition Joan Jonas print is available at Whitechapel Gallery