GARDEN DRAWINGS

I have family who live in the Scottish Borders, near the Whiteadder River. It is a truly magical place and I love going to visit. On one of my many trips down to the river on a cold winters afternoon, I sat on the bank, the sun was at a low angle and perfectly silhouetted the grass and plants in front of me. I took a photograph, but like often happens, the image did not come close to capturing the real beauty which was in front of me.

A few weeks past and I kept thinking about that afternoon, I wanted to capture some of that beauty. This desire set me out on a journey to document the changing seasons on the wildflowers, plants and grasses to be found at a certain point on the banks of the Whiteadder River.

With this series of work, I want to capture the beauty of the mundane. Grasses, plants and flowers which are often overlooked when we are out for a walk. By taking them out of context and playing with scale, we see them in a new light. I want to encourage people to look down more, see what is by their feet and notice beauty in the everyday.

The image shows a large rectangle piece of art which depicts an allotment scene. There are several different garden sheds, raised beds, vegetable patches and bushes. The piece has been laser cut out of MDF and spray painted in dark green. It sits away from the wall so casts interesting shadows behind it. The work was create by Martha Ellis.

THE ALLOTMENT

Laser cut drawing

81/55cm 31/22 inch MDF 

Edition of 50

£450 

This image shows a laser cut piece of art of the water lily pond at Kew Garden, it has been cut out of MDF and spray painted a bight green and sits off the wall so casts shadows. The artist who made it is Martha Ellis.

WATER LILIES

Laser cut drawing

42/59cm 16./23 inch MDF 

Edition of 50

£350 

This image shows a laser cut piece of art by Martha Ellis. It has been cut out of MDF and depicts the Palm House at Kew Gardens, there are several flower beds in front of the glass house and a wheelbarrow. The work sits slightly off the wall so cast shadows behind it.

GLASS HOUSE

Laser cut drawing

42/59cm 16./23 inch MDF 

Edition of 50

£350 

This image shows a laser cut piece of art by Martha Ellis. It has been cut out of MDF and sprayed bright green.  It depicts a glass house full of cactus based on the ‘Arid Lands’ glass house at the Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh. The work sits slightly off the wall so cast shadows behind it.

CACTUS HOUSE

Laser cut drawing

42/59cm 16./23 inch MDF 

Edition of 50

£350

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