Created by Alex Mckenzie this framed original artwork has been offered to Women in the City will be raffled in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2017.
Entering the Raffle will cost £10 per entry.
Created by Alex McKenzie, an Australian artist based in London, this piece of art is based on ‘Flourish’ – a giant piece of artwork created specially for the Australian Women in Wine Awards.
Having grown up on sheep and cattle farms in Western Australia and South Australia, Alex came to the UK after her studies to visit a friend and ended up staying. Alex now lives in London with her husband and two children, and has an art studio nearby.
Alex’s artwork is a bouquet of the language of wine. It’s an assortment of plants, fruits and other references used to describe the aromas and flavours of wine. The words used to convey aromas and flavours have always intrigued Alex. She says “it’s like a puzzle, picking out the individual components, like when you listen to music and you try to spot the different instruments that are being played.”
The artwork is made from linocut prints, cut out and placed together in a bouquet type arrangement, and painted with watercolour.
The “giant” version is 3m high and 1.8m wide, and is the largest piece that Alex has produced using this linocut technique.
As an Aussie woman with a passion for wine, art and telling stories, we are delighted that Alex has created this unique piece, which adds an extra element to today’s unique event.
Connect with Alex on Instagram and see how the piece was created via @bouquetbouquet2017