Photo Credit: Emilie Collins
The work raises concerns with the preservation of natural resources. The conservatory is a place where many people go to observe tropical plants which are subjected to extinction. The work is inspired by water, our most precious resource, which is abundant in the tropical forest under the form of rain.
Working in such an overwhelming place as the conservatory called for a subtle intervention. By creating raindrop shaped glass beads and suspending them to the plants, my aim was to create such a piece as an intervention which would encourage the public to ponder/reflect upon the preservation of natural resources - whether water, plants, etc...- as tiny drops would condensate upon the glass beads.
A total of 110 handmade glass beads were hung throughout the conservatory, individually and carefully stitched into the leaves.