Standard Edition Image Size 90x60cm
Framed: 108x78cm £1495
Deluxe Editions with hand-embellished collage and diamond dust. Image Size 102x70cm
Framed: 120x88cm. £2295
Starring Yvonne de Carlo – the Canadian-born actress known for her role as Lily Munster in the 1960s sitcom The Munsters – 'Lilian' is a sparkling, blossoming bouquet of female possibility. Like its leading lady – who made grey streaks and a vampire complexion sexy – Rivans's print asks us to rethink conventional notions of beauty and self-worth. Here, strength, courage, and vitality become the new measures of womanhood, captured in the images of female body builders, prancing ponies, acrobats, dancers, and the bright flora and fauna of planet earth. Yes, life is fragile and impermanent – the great, glass Crystal Palace reminds us of that – but, as Lilian's wristwatch-earring signifies, time is only a construct; a reminder to live in the now, to be always mindful, and to celebrate the joy of simply being alive. There's beauty in that.