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Large Cottage Garden, Option One

$140.00

Large Cottage Garden, Option One

This is the first tile in the Cottage Garden Collection. In it, the clematis vine hangs gracefully over a garden filled with lavender, penstemon, veronica and lady’s mantle. If you look closely you will see the deeply nodding chive blossom and the delicate fuchsia as well. This cast makes a stunning display hung on its own or as part of the collection.

 

Product Description
All of my botanical tiles are hand-cast from an original clay mold that I create using flowers from my garden. They reveal many delicate details that often are not noticed in real life - the tiny hairs on a stem, the intricate flower stamens and pistils, the tracing of veins on a leaf.

As every tile is handmade, the shade of the plaster and the exact dimensions may vary slightly. Each one comes ready to hang.  Famed versions of some of my casts are available - please contact me directly if you are interested.

Medium: Hydrocal, a fine casting plaster designed to capture fine details

Dimensions: 12" x 13" x 1/2"

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About the Artist

I am a botanical artist who has developed my own unique style. Utilizing the vegetables, herbs and flowers cultivated from my cottage garden, I create a collection of show stopping wall hangings. Throughout my 30 plus years of practice, I have developed a range of drying, pressing and casting techniques for capturing the beauty of my homegrown plants in my art.

My work uses delicate cross sections that I create by using a razor to cut through the centre of each vegetable, preserving the roots, stems and seeds. I have spent years developing a process for pressing and drying these perfect cross sections and retaining their integrity. My finished works capture the vivid colours, varied textures and delicate inner details of each vegetable.

In my latest collection of botanical casts, I focus on traditional representations of herbarium specimens as art. My cast pieces are directly inspired by this art form. For this work, I meticulously transfer the delicate veins, tendrils and flowers of my plants into a clay mold, and then encase them in plaster medium.