The Botanical Gherkin
The Botanical Gherkin
BY ALISON COTTRELL
I am beginning to explore the collision of humans vs nature in my work, and I love the idea of buildings in built-up cities being reclaimed by nature.
I have taken one of my favourite, quirky buildings in London, the Gherkin, and reimagined it as a botanical garden, being overrun by giant leaves and tree houses.
I loved creating a mix of old and new hand drawn architecture in the illustration, with the leaves creating the only pops of colour, painted in watercolour.
▪︎ Exclusive to Nine By Nine
▪︎ Only 50 limited edition prints per size
▪︎ High quality A2 or A3 archival Giclée print
▪︎ 210gsm Hahnemühle matt-coated paper
▪︎ Includes signed certificate of authenticity
Free UK delivery / Worldwide shipping available
▪︎ 3-5 working days for prints
▪︎ 5-8 working days for print + frame
Hand crafted frames
We've partnered with one of the UK's leading art framers to bring you custom made, beautifully crafted frames for your new print. All frames are custom made here in the UK using new technology and old school craftsmanship. These high quality, totally custom frames will last a lifetime.
Your frame comes with Clarity+ glazing. Although this material is more expensive than glass, it's used in your frame because it offers superior UV protection, is far safer and is beautifully clear.
Backing & Fixings
Your frame arrives ready to hang, with a backing board and hanging kit.
Our supplier is recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild. All custom made frames have tightly pinned corners, contain crystal clear Clarity+ glazing and are made from precision cut real wood.
Made to order
Every product is individually produced in England, allow
3-5 days for delivery and a little longer for framed prints.
All of our prints are produced using an archival Giclée method on 210gsm Hahnemühle matt paper.
All artists receive a fair commission on every print sold which helps them to keep doing what they do best.
Secure and safe
You can purchases through Paypal, Apple Pay or any major credit card. Payments are all SSL encrypted.
We offer returns on any items that are damaged in transit. Just get in touch with us as soon as possible.
I made a record under my murderous alter-ego, Queen Herod, in 2011 as a 30th birthday present to myself.
I was a broke painter, and got sick of waitressing.
I find the world around us my biggest source of inspiration. I love both beautiful old buildings, and modern architecture. I am also passionate about the natural world and the effect we have on it. I try to travel to interesting locations around the globe to witness this firsthand, and I am beginning to explore this collision of humans vs nature in my work.
Virgin Atlantic is the top client Ive worked with. I am at the beginning of my career, so I hope to continue working with more exciting clients in the future!
I love to work by hand, so the majority of my work is predominantly hand drawn and painted. I then use digital processes to finish the work to create a crisper, cleaner finished design.
I love instagram to find inspiration, and pinterest.
I'd love to work on another large scale wall mural of built up areas of buildings, covered in leaves and being reclaimed by nature.
Your walls may also like