Urban Leopards, Neon Cities
This darkly elegant collection is both wild and luxurious; heavily embroidered leopards peer out of the silk and voile foliage, butterflies shimmer in and out of the city lights and the leaves are striped with monsoon rains.
Urban Leopards, Neon Cities is inspired by Planet Earth II – Cities, where the co-existence & fusion between the living ‘city ghosts’ – the jungle leopards of Sanjay Gandhi National Park – and the Mumbai inhabitants who live within its boundaries, forms a constant tension between natural & manmade environments. It explores the balance of grass roots adaption and change to a world that is threatening a species’ survival but also, conversely, helping their existence with regards to hunting and opportunity.
Prowling leopards are captured in Jacky’s unique story-telling and rich illustrative embroidery with the bright neon colours of the dynamic tropical modern Mumbai, intertwining with its faded 1920’s Art Deco history. Elements of decorative exotica (again reminiscent of the 1920’s and the Ladies walking their “big cats”) overlay and intertwine throughout the work with embroidered and printed butterfly motifs (a signifier of Extinction Rebellion and also of the secret butterfly gardens in Mumbai) sitting alongside a quote from Mahatma Gandhi in the region’s main language – Marathi – as a dramatic backdrop.
Urban Leopards, Neon Cities – Wallpaper and Panels
This darkly opulent Urban Leopard embroidered wallpaper can be ordered as decorative panels or as wallpaper. The design is a four-panel ‘tableaux scenic’
Using the highest quality print technology to create rich and vibrant colour this superb textile paper will add a richly exotic and contemporary artwork to your room. The ‘tableaux scenic’ design creates a lovely flow across walls and panels, and this paper is always produced to your bespoke order.
Full details and specifications of this spectacular silk embroidered wallpaper will be available on our shop pages in December 2020; due to Covid precautions and lockdown in UK we are awaiting the final photoshoot. In the meantime please visit the Urban Leopards, Neon Cities shop page to view and purchase the floor cushion.