Questioning what we perceive as precious, and elevating the beauty found in nature.
Exploring contrasts of textures, clashing the natural with the man-made and preserving found natural items which would otherwise be lost.
Seeking out the overlooked, foraging and finding treasures. Encasing and entrapping a fragment of the natural process of decay. Capturing pieces of nature which have fulfilled their purposes.
Exposing stronger pieces, for the wearer to enjoy their tactility. Capturing heavily decayed and fragile pieces in glass. Preserving seasonal fungi in a metal casing, allowing their beauty not to be lost.
Suggesting the pieces’ fragile states, and the notion of their extinction.
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My little greenhouse workshop is helping me out. The glass panels on the roof have started to grow, lovely crusty green growths. I’d love to grow my own. They have only grown where the glass panels overlap, and around the metal clasps. So I assume its something to do with the moisture getting into the gaps, and partly drying out, and then getting wet again, and again, for a good few years.