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An Easter lily and its symbolism by artist Yanny Petters

The Olivier Cornet Gallery

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is excited to reveal a new work imbued with symbols of Irish heritage from gallery artist Yanny Petters. Petters who was born in Co. Wicklow is a botanical artist working primarily in oils and watercolours, who has been painting detailed studies of plants from life for the past 20 years. In 2016, Petters completed a piece called ‘Easter Lily’ (80x28cm) painted on glass. She used this technique to reference the famous Irish stained-glass artist Harry Clarke. Nearly 5 years later, the artist is revisiting the inspiration for this work. Her new work entitled ‘Calla Lily Blue’ features oil on gesso panel (106cm x 46cm). Petters has written an extended artist statement to accompany this piece, wherein she explores the connection between the calla lily and the visual identity associated with the Easter Rising. This work and the artist’s research will be exhibited in the Olivier Cornet Gallery for the period of National Heritage Week from 15th – 23rd of August, where members of the public can view the piece by appointment (free entry). Please note that face covering and social distancing is compulsory in the gallery. For appointment booking email info@oliviercornetgallery.com or call 087 288 7261.

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