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The Consolations Of Nature

by Cathie Pilkington RA

From The Consolations of Nature, a suite of four etchings depicting origami animals. These works were produced in the Royal Academy Schools during Pilkington's time as Professor of Sculpture.

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Artwork details

Artist Cathie Pilkington RA
Dimensions 38 x 44cm
Fabric & material Etching
Edition 40
Medium Print

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Product story

Fantastical, unsettling, surreal, dramatic – these are the impressions Cathie Pilkington RA makes on the viewer with an etching that’s similar in tone to her painted bronze sculpture.

It’s part of a suite of four prints, along with Unicorn, Bright Birds, and Origami Goat. Striking and powerful are Pilkington’s darkened background and exaggerated shadow.

Pilkington graduated with an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in 1997 and was awarded the Cheltenham Fine Art Fellowship in 1998. Her multiple award-winning work is exhibited internationally.

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About Cathie Pilkington RA

Celebrate the new Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools, Cathie Pilkington RA. Collect her work from the RA Editions programme, including her most recent digital print from the RA Schools 250 Anniversary Portfolio.​ And peruse her special lockdown shopping list featuring exclusive editions, reading and lifestyle from the RA Shop collections.

Cathie Pilkington’s work engages with the canonical history of figurative... Go to artist page