Sebastian Lester presents a new limited edition print entitled ‘Peace’. It is available in two colourways. A classic metallic gold on black and a contemporary dark chrome on white. ‘Peace’ is a melding of inspiration from many sources including Anglo Saxon art, 18th and 19th century virtuoso penmanship and Medieval illumination.
Sebastian offers to us a little insight into the design.
“There are words that are common currency for calligraphers and artists. Often profound words that encapsulate an idea or sentiment that has broad and timeless appeal. ‘Peace’ is one such word.
Sebastian has drawn inspiration from the rich heritage of letterforms in the West. ‘Peace’ is a melding of inspiration from many sources including Anglo Saxon art, 18th and 19th century virtuoso penmanship and Medieval illumination.
The background filigree is composed largely of spirals and stars. Spirals, apart from their profound beauty, they have mystical qualities. They appear as ancient Pagan symbols in megalithic art, notably Newgrange in Ireland. They appear in Norse culture on the prows of Viking ships. They appear in Maori facial tattoos and in ancient Chinese art, where they are thought to symbolise the sun. They appear in the sacred art of all the world’s major religions. So spirals are powerful symbols that cross cultural and religious boundaries.”