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kirsty lorenz | poesis
kirsty lorenz | poesis
17 May to 28 June

(The word ‘posy’ is derived from the word ‘poetry’, which is itself derived from the latin word poesis.)

This exhibition includes a range of recent works from the artist’s ongoing project ‘Votive Offerings’ - a collection of paintings of flower posies, which the artist has made and left around Scotland, and further afield. Kirsty first began this project in 2014 after a field trip to the Outer Hebrides to see the wild flowers in the Machair. 

The work itself explores the motif of the posy as a gift, prayer or message, as well as the poetics of the act of making and leaving the posies in different environments or locations, and the exquisite beauty and detail of the plants. To date Kirsty has painted approximately 150 ‘Votive Offerings’. In this solo exhibition at Resipole, the paintings are inspired by wild Scottish flowers, poisonous flowers, vegetable and herb flowers, and the poetry of Kathleen Raine.

votive offering no. 41 - scabious and fringed gentian
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
42 x 31 cm
£495
votive offering no. 106 - spell of creation
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on board
20 x 20 cm
£495
votive offering no. 44 - purple vetch
kirsty lorenz
watercolour on paper
30 x 28 cm
£395
votive offering no. 103 - in the sun a bird of gold
kirsty lorenz
watercolour on board
30 x 23 cm
£595
votive offering no. 93 - courgette with fennel and mint
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
62 x 67 cm
£1795
votive offering no. 104 - childhood
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on board
30 x 23 cm
£595
votive offering no. 94 - tomato with marjoram tied with chive
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
25 x 25 cm
£450
votive offering no. 105 - rays of living gold
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on board
36 x 28 cm
£595
votive offering no. 95 - corn with sunflower and nasturtium
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
50 x 45 cm
£995
votive offering no. 102 - love spell
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on board
40 x 30 cm
£695
votive offering no. 96 - onion with sage and chive
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
40 x 34 cm
£850
votive offering no. 60 - heartease, eyebright and fringed gentian
kirsty lorenz
watercolour on paper
30 x 28 cm
£395
votive offering no. 97 - snow pea with mint
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
35 x 35 cm
£750
votive offering no. 31 - purple heath orchid
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
40 x 32
£495
votive offering no. 98 - maris piper with mint and lavender
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
25 x 25 cm
£450
votive offering no. 12 - pink clover
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
40 x 32 cm
£495
votive offering no. 99 - salad blue potato with fennel and chive
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
25 x 25 cm
£450
votive offering no. 43 - thistle and moon daisy
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
32 x 30 cm
£395
votive offering no. 100 - artichoke with dill and mint
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
50 x 50 cm
£1295
votive offering no. 62 - a bouquet of wild poison
kirsty lorenz
oil on linen
120 x 80 cm
£4750
votive offering no. 40 - monkey flower
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
32 x 30 cm
£395
votive offering no. 101 - pakchoi with nasturtium
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
25 x 25 cm
£450
votive offering no. 85 - the blessing of the rain
kirsty lorenz
watercolour and acrylic on paper
64 x 65 cm
£1295

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