Inside/Outside Nature
(2009-2010)


'In a dark corner, down by the floor, a soft white light appeared.  He went up to it and discovered that it came from a clump of Rhizomorphs which, as they breathed, shone like tiny night-lights.

      "These plants are really astounding," he said to himself, stepping back to appraise the entire collection.  Yes, his object had been achieved: not one of them looked real; it was as if cloth, paper, porcelain, and metal had been lent by man to Nature to enable her to create these monstrosities.' 

Man-made Tree
Man-made Tree

Plaster casts of tree sections with textile plants growing out. (top to bottom) (60cm x 30cm, 40cm x 20cm, 60cm x 40cm)

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Man-made Tree (Detail)
Man-made Tree (Detail)

Plaster cast of tree with machine embroidered vines, and wire and felt mushroom detail. (20 cm x 40 cm)

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Man-made Tree (Detail)
Man-made Tree (Detail)

Plaster cast of tree, with embroidered and beaded hand felted mushrooms, and crocheted fungus details. (60cm x 30cm)

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Man-made Tree (Detail)
Man-made Tree (Detail)

Plaster cast of tree, with embroidered and beaded hand felted mushrooms, and crocheted fungus details. (60cm x 30cm)

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Man-made Tree (Detail)
Man-made Tree (Detail)

Handmade felt and scrim mushrooms. (sizes vary)

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Man-made Tree (Detail)
Man-made Tree (Detail)

Plaster cast of tree with embroidered and beaded, latex and tissue fungus detail. (60cm x 40cm)

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Man-made Tree (Detail)
Man-made Tree (Detail)

Plaster cast of tree with machine embroidered vines, and wire and felt mushroom detail. (20 cm x 40 cm)

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Man-made Tree (Detail)
Man-made Tree (Detail)

Plaster cast of tree with machine embroidered vines, and wire and felt mushroom detail. (20 cm x 40 cm)

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Man-made Tree (Detail)
Man-made Tree (Detail)

Tiny handmade Felt and bound wire growths.

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