Formidable Shrubs, comprises writing and illustrations that reference classical botanical illustration and written plant journals, these accompany papier-mache sculptures built from miss-prints of ‘Plants’ a book I self published. This gave the works a cyclical production. The material ability of paper to be simultaneously delicate and strong allowed me to emulate and exaggerate form in my shrubs. As I worked and shaped each peice it struck me that this delicate/strong dichotomy is also an apt metaphor for the natural versatility of plant life. I found the container that I built the Shrubs into became important.

Snappy, Papier-Mache Sculpture

Papier-Mache Sculpture

Illustration of Shrub

Small Black and White illustration for publication

Illustration of Shrub

Small Black and White illustration for publication

Illustration of Shrub

Small Black and White illustration for publication

Illustration of Shrub

Small Black and White illustration for publication

Illustration of Shrub

Small Black and White illustration for publication

Illustration of Shrub

Small Black and White illustration for publication

Illustration of Shrub

Small Black and White illustration for publication

Illustration of Shrub

Small Black and White illustration for publication

Illustration of Shrub

Small Black and White illustration for publication

Illustration of Shrub

Small Black and White illustration for publication

Flora Dorian's Formidable Shrubs

A publication comprised of images, drawings and text

Flora Dorian's Formidable Shrubs

A publication comprised of images, drawings and text

Illustrations referencing classic botanical drawings

watercolour and ink drawings

Collaborative project exploring relationship with objects and nature

Collaborative project exploring relationship with objects and nature

Squiggler in the Wild

Papier-Mache Sculpture situated in nature to explore the relationship between the shrub and the environment

Squiggler in the Wild

Papier-Mache Sculpture situated in nature to explore the relationship between the shrub and the environment

Squiggler in the Wild

Papier-Mache Sculpture situated in nature to explore the relationship between the shrub and the environment

Squiggler in the Wild

Papier-Mache Sculpture situated in nature to explore the relationship between the shrub and the environment

Squiggler in the Wild

Papier-Mache Sculpture situated in nature to explore the relationship between the shrub and the environment

Shrubs in the Greenhouse

Papier-Mache Sculpture situated in nature to explore the relationship between the shrub and the environment

Shrubs in the Garden

Papier-Mache Sculpture situated in nature to explore the relationship between the shrub and the environment

Shrubs in the Garden

Papier-Mache Sculpture situated in nature to explore the relationship between the shrub and the environment

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