Elegant limited edition barbed quatrefoil Silver Sage illuminations are individually hand gilded with pure palladium, signed, numbered and ready for framing.
Each museum-quality illumination is made with bright archival water resistant inks on velvety smooth lightfast acid free pH neutral 100% α-cellulose German Etching paper by Hahnemühle who’s papers have been prized in European houses of nobility for centuries for their highest levels of craftsmanship and superb durability.
Only 500 Silver Sage illuminations each of five sizes will be made from the original 18”x18” colored pencil and silver illumination of the same name. The 4"x4" size is set with an additional brown border. ~ This is a barbed quatrefoil pattern. It’s energetic shape is famously featured on the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Its cousin, the quatrefoil, is often linked to Gothic & Renaissance design & has also been found in Mayan monuments dating back to 850 BC representing the four cardinal directions. They are ofttimes considered a good luck symbol with their resemblance to four-leafed clovers. © BKS