Cladis Apis Victoriana

Here several stencils were designed to work in a hall and up a stairway on both the floor and walls.  Bees flee as motifs borrowed from victorian encaustic tiles float and break down chaotically along and up the ombre washed wall. There’s symbolism aplenty here!

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The challenge here was to make the repeat work along the horizontal wall and also repeat with the rake of the stairs.  The rather fiery coloured background wash adds to the sense of drama.  It wouldn’t be to everyones taste I know but I’ve stencilled it in my own hall so only my family have to see it all the time- It certainly warms up an otherwise dark hallway!