“Miniato” in Italian means “illuminated” and miniatures in general in the Western medieval culture were comprised of gold or silver leaf with egg tempera paint. My miniatures have these components: egg tempera, some acrylic, some watercolour and gouache paint and sometimes oil paint, all realised on handmade acid free paper or prepared linen. The works range from 3cm x 4cm to the approximate size of an iPhone.
The following 5 images are an interpretation of T.S. Eliot’s poem “Sweeney among the Nightingales”. The biggest is about 14 cm x 7 cm.
The next 6 images are extracts from a miniature book called “I came upon some tiny words”. I wrote two poems that start from each end of the book and meet in the middle. The book itself is about 3 cm x 4 cm. The poems were inspired by an argument I overheard from the open window of my neighbours on the 4th floor from my studio. See video under category of Artist Books for a demonstration of the whole book.