FLORILEGIUM, a gathering of flowers, installation view Roscommon Arts Centre
FLORILEGIUM, a gathering of flowers
My practice explores the fragility of our built and natural environment, investigating what defines space and how it is lived and activated by humans and non-humans. Combining a range of mediums and processes, I examine the structures and boundaries, limitations and new potentials of public and private environments.
Fields, meadows and hedgerows are important sites of research where I explore the roles and functions of particular species that occupy these landscapes. Gathering materials within a specific setting, the natural particles I find and collect inform process' of drawing and construction techniques.
FLORILEGIUM, a gathering of flowers, references a diverse range of research sources that are centered around botany and botanical activity throughout western history, exploring the relationship between human and plant species.