Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Winter Wonders Artisan Profile: Plant Terrariums
All of my work focuses on natural materials and allows the viewer to place themselves within the environments I create. It has been my lifelong passion to bring the beauty of the natural world into our living space. We spend a great amount of time and energy within four walls, and a living environment allows us to experience the outdoors when inside.
Each terrarium has been created from a selection of natural materials found within the Alberta landscape. Snapshots of past explorations through the wilderness help inform the final product, however, most of the materials and plants seem to dictate where they fall within the composition.
While the miniature ecosystems are delicate in nature, they are hardy in our homes, requiring just minimal care and natural light. I believe in making these environments accessible and easy to maintain, so that they can be enjoyed for years to come.