Silken Cells

   Silken Cells // Solo Exhibition and installation of artworks
   Student visit and public tour
   11th January – 30th March 2014
   Forty Hall // London

The exhibition weaves together the hidden botanical, scientific and cultural threads running through Forty Hall & Estate. This exhibition transformed the Hall with a selection of silk hangings, revealing cellular patterns of sections cut from wild flowers. The parlour table was transformed with a silk cloth printed with microscopic enlargements of its threads embedded with pollen grains collected from flowers in the gardens around the house, the tableware was printed with micro details of wood and leaves collected from the mulberry tree in the grounds.

The exhibition was commissioned by Forty Hall & Estate, Enfield Council and funded by Arts Council England. It is supported by Central Saint Martins, The University of the Arts London, The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, The Gulbenkian Science Institute Portugal and the Botanic Garden Lisbon. The ceramic plates which are part of the Parlour exhibit were kindly sponsored by Royal Doulton.