Pedro Da Costa Felgueiras
Lua (2021) by Pedro da Costa Felgueiras is a unique handmade bowl fashioned from Portuguese cork oak bark, gilded with platinum, and painted with historical pigments. Wholly redefining the interior of the vessel, Pedro allows nature and imagination to exist harmoniously within this unique artwork. The Ecclesiastical Purple paint, mixed by Pedro himself, was originally developed for the walls of the Holbein Chamber at Horace Walpole’s villa in Twickenham (and recreated here using modern materials) derives from a mix of two pigments; Blue Verditer and Cochineal. Lua is the Portuguese word for the Moon, chosen for this piece as it perfectly captures the serene chromatic combination, which also reminds the artist of a very still moon crate. This beautiful object is a collector's item, carefully crafted to stand the test of time.
Material: Cork, Platinum, Ecclesiastical Purple
Dimensions: Height: 12cm, Length: 39cm, Width: 35cm
Care Instructions: Dust lightly, metal rim can be cleaned with a soft damp cloth