21 November – 28 November – This group of paintings is based on celebrating ordinary plants and insects continuing my interest in “the accidental poetry of the ordinary “.
We expect plants and animals to exist purely for our use or enjoyment. I want to show that weeds and unwanted plants, growing in the ‘wrong’ place should be celebrated.
A lot of my work involves collecting ,pressing and preserving unwanted plants or weeds on paper, wood or aluminium, (including the occasional fly or bee) which are sealed with many layers of paint. Subsequent scraping and sanding uncovers artificial ‘fossils’ revealing their individual morphology as a means of commemorating and recording their lives.
The smaller watercolours combine copies of 17th century taxonomic drawings with modern electrical wiring in order to questions our relationship between nature and technology .