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The city is home for a variety of wildlife and impossible creatures, who use locally found materials, often discarded, to create these structures for shelter, courtship and a home.
Local foliage: New Zealand flax, marigolds, sweat peas, cannellini beans, wire
180x60 Plinth

Twine & Twilight - Chelsea Physic Garden  August 2017
Roots, Shoots & Leaves – Upstairs Gallery July / August 2017
Textiles & Botany - South London Botanical Institute June 2017
Another View - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery April / May 2017
My artistic practice is rooted in experimentation with natural processes and the idea of place. Three key aims are sustainability using localized resources, trying to minimize my artistic footprint and engaging the viewer in discovering beauty in the transient.
This concept of place, the bi-products of eco dyeing, and my fixation with craftsmen’s tools has led to the development of a new group of work, ‘Artefact’ which has evolved into ‘nest’, ‘implements’ and ‘adornment’, created with found objects and natural foliage, both homegrown and gathered along the towpath. Ross Belton
All photographs Jonathan Dredge
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