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WILD FLOWER PROJECT

In May 2021 I was awarded a grant from Arts Council England to develop my creative practice. This funding gave me time to focus on my true passion - wild flowers. Through the wildflower project I hope to inspire the viewer to look more closely at our British wildflowers. I aim to do this by building botanically accurate wild flowers, where necessary at an enlarged scale, using crepe paper, wood and wire. I also explore sustainable crafting materials and techniques. We live in a time where 'anything is possible' - in my world of arts, crafts and printing, I have often found myself thinking that just because we CAN do something doesn't mean we SHOULD. I am particularly focused on two areas - eliminating the use of plastics in my arts practice, and exploring and developing the use of natural colour.

coltsfoot

bindweed

rosebay willow herb

daisy