Surely You Jest

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Surely You Jest

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Lithograph printed on acid free paper

Limited Edition of 375

Signed, numbered and titled by A.N. Sherman

Includes the story behind the silhouette

10.5 x 13 inches

Mat fits in a 12 x 16 ready-made frame. Print will arrive hinged in a 11.5 x 7.5 window (2.25 inches of white mat board on all sides). The mat is ph neutral and frame ready.


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Surely You Jest

I chose this title because the profusion of colored poppies creates a jester’s suit. The wild color and pattern is in contrast to the pose of the figure, suggesting that appearances can be deceiving. She wears a poppy mask, which conjures the Italian Pulcinella tradition. There are 36 poppies contained within the figure and at least 10 different varieties. I love all the different forms and color in which this flower grows, particularly the blue Himalayan poppy. The poppy is a flower rich in symbolism, such as pain relief, remembrance of fallen soldiers, and Morpheus the god of sleep.