Luciferase by Sam Branton
A New Art-Circus Book

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Elephant Calf with Flamboyance, colour pencil on paper, 24 x 36 cm, 2017

Art Circus is pleased to announce the publication of our newest book Luciferase, a collection of 17 monochrome drawings by Samuel Branton. They follow on from his previous series Deluge which imagined the aftermath and impact on wildlife after a great flood. In Luciferase, Branton uses light from natural phenomena to illuminate what might be taking place during if animals were left in the dark for too long.

The Luciferase drawings are inspired by the mezzotints of John Martin, the ink drawings of Samuel Palmer and the paintings of George Stubbs. Branton’s drawings depict impish and arcane encounters lit up by a hypnotic pulsating glow. We see a heron, pinching a fish from a lion’s mouth; an elephant calf watching as a flock of flamingos soar overhead; a monkey carrying a beached narwhal back to the water; and an elephant calf trying to free a sailfish from a tree.

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Lion and Heron with Rainbow Trout, colour pencil on paper, 24 x 36 cm, 2017

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Night Narwhal, colour pencil on paper, 20 x 20 cm, 2017

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Heron and Carp with Lioness, colour pencil on paper, 26 x 38 cm, 2017

Monkey with Narwhal, colour pencil on paper, 20 x 22cm, 2017

Elephant Calf with Sailfish, colour pencil on paper, 20 x 28 cm, 2017

Book details:
ISBN: 9781912419135
Dimensions: 210 x 210mm
Extent: 46 pages
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Art Circus Books
Price: £10

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