‘Lithomnesis’ by Petra Frankova
Artist: Petra Frankova
Medium: Graphite pencil and chalk on 250gsm cotton Stonehenge paper
Dimensions: 9.5″ x 14″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
“And He Has Reached This Newborn Land
Of All Structure Deprived, Liquidated.
Only essence of things remained
and stone, unfolded, became skin:
– of apples, trees, and plumes, and birds,
– of letters, words, and sentences,
– of paintings and writings alike,
– of miscellanous, of all shades of lilac blight,
– of pillars, palaces, temples, halls,
– of stars and lightbringers and equinox.
From this stone we have risen, our state so changed:
He Who Was Flesh Became Ashlar And Heart
Of New Cities From Beneath Igneous Lights.”
Full text about the piece to be found here: www.frankfolium.com/lithomnesis
About the Artist:
– Johannes Georg Riessler
Petra is a traditional printmaker and illustrator from Czech republic. Her story is one hidden in eternity, ready to tear open the cocoon of waiting and spread its still wet wings. For everything within this universe is positioned in almost tyrannical, symbolist harmony. The meticulous attention to detail combined with the unnamed feeling behind words, senses and meaning. Quiet, unmoving, perpetual gazing upon something charmingly familiar, yet strangely and deeply foreign. This is her poetry of monochrome – alien, ambiguous, disconnected from our expectations and challenging ordinary perception. Creatures humming silently, in their shattered words of dread and eeriness.