This body of work is inspired by the small, secure landscapes created by the Osmia Avosetta. Instead of building a hive, this species of bee crafts small nests by layering select petals between mud into a most beautiful form – a petite pod that houses a single larvae created by a solitary bee. Over a period of months these constructs provide protection until the larvae is fully developed, afterwhich the home is discarded. As inspirations, they are truthful leftovers found beautiful, abandoned and decaying.
My process is a response to the visuals that inspire me. I think through experimentation and long for colour always. My designs are rooted in specific colour palettes, within which I search for specific textures. Often accumulations, clusters and bunches find their way into the corners of each piece – whether it be nubby or soft – I embrace each. Form is for me an undecided place to guide lines and pocket with texture.