Emerge : natural design

Emerge : natural design, an upcoming exhbition in Edinburgh by Marianne Hazlewood SBA Fellow.

3rd – 25th May, OPENING HOURS, Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm, Sat 11am to 4pm

Open Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE

Web Links to exhibition: https://www.openeyegallery.co.uk/exhibitions/marianne-hazlewood-emerge-natural-design AND https://www.mariannehazlewood.co.uk/emerge-natural-design-exhibition-open-eye-gallery/

‘I have been working with the genus Arisaema for several years. My new work focuses on emergent growth, pattern and plant architecture and is inspired by the plant photography of Karl Blossfeldt. I’ve been delighted to transpose his love of detail, rhythm and structure into my own much-loved subject Arisaema. I love the way Blossfeldt exploited symmetry, recurring structure and ‘natural design’.’

‘I have been exploring this in the plants that I grow, capturing their own natural design in mostly monochrome illustrations in Japanese ink paste. I think you may see, how, when my plants are growing, I investigate them from all sides. I am endlessly fascinated with the silhouettes they form at certain stages. These are not traditional botanical illustrations, they push at the boundaries of botanical art, whilst still retaining accuracy in botanical detail, I hope you enjoy them.’