Inspired by the 'Spiked Star of Bethlehem' (Orninthogalum pyrenaicum), thought to have declined due to loss of mature elm trees due to dutch elm disease. The disease was introduced to the UK from North America in the 1920's. This sculpture is a critique of the damages done by human migration & trading. Both to other humans and the wildlife.
All of the plantlife I have studied so far for this series is endangered. These recycled sculptures sees a single book cut, rolled, folded and reformed into the shape of a delicate plant. It stands freeform, a permanent feature representing a plant so fleeting, viewable from any angle.
Inspired by the 'May Lily' (Maianthemum bifolium), this vulnerable woodland wildflower has been considered rare from as early as Victorian times. This sculpture aims to preserve the beauty of this delicate plant through natural materials.
Inspired by 'Spiked Rampion' (Phyteuma spicatum) an endangered member of the Bellflower family. The sculpture is a statement on human environment management. An artificial representation of a plant which cannot survive without human intervention..