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Carly Wilshere-ButlerThe Maker

19 November - 11 January 2020

There is an essential interconnectedness, and an important empathy needed between us and the world of nature around us. Conservation is an area which is very important to me, and often feeds into my work particularly the plight of pollinators. On recent projects, I have worked closely with scientist from Dr Beynon’s bug farm and the national botanic gardens. My practice is an exploration of how a small and quiet voice may contribute something significant to a society which values an ostentatious discourse.

My design work is very much drawn from alternative darkroom photographic processes. The content is drawn from nature’s unsung beauty, and my fascination with fragile, ephemeral. I attempt to record or freeze them before they fade. I use a variety of techniques and materials including glass, metal and enameling. Recently I have been experimenting with creating pieces that are multisensory capturing sound, touch as well as being visually stimulating.

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