Plant Collar Wall Hanging II
Plant Collar Wall Hanging II by Hilary Burns is part of the ‘Plant Explorations’ collection, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. Earlier this year, The New Craftsmen invited a select group of craftspeople to the Economic Botany Collections at Kew Gardens to examine and creatively respond to a myriad of objects and their narratives. Hilary Burns found inspiration in the fragments of flower garlands and wreaths, from Graeco-Roman and Egyptian tombs. She was fascinated by how such fragile, seemingly fleeting constructions have been preserved and connect us to the original florists. She also found herself imagining how they must have once looked, when fresh, and the impetus that leads us to use flowers, leaves and stalks for decoration and ceremony. In the ‘Plant Collars’ that have emerged from Hilary’s imaginings, she celebrates the wealth of plant materials available to us and the vast opportunities they present the maker. The decorative pieces reflect her interest in plants, seasonal processes and basketry.
Material: Sabal bermudana, hemp, sisal, esparto grass dyed with iron, torbay palm, wild cherry bark, willow. Natural plant dyes from indigo, weld, walnut.
cm: Width 49cm, Depth 4cm, Height 47.5cm
inches: Width 19.3in, Depth 18.6in, Height 1.6in
Care Instructions: Keep out of direct sunlight as some plant materials tend to fade over time. Dust with lint free cloth.