Endemic Discoveries | Private Commission.

September, 2020 and January, 2018.

I was asked to created a series of collections that included very specific plants and insects. These were all endemic to a variety of places around the world and the collections were linked together through the memories and experiences of traveling to these countries and discovering the flora and fauna along the way. Because most of the species were endemic to that particular country ( a couple were very rare and even extinct) I had to work from a limited amount of photographs and written descriptions of the species. I eventually collected enough information that I was able to re-create the species in paper, capturing many of their characteristics and bringing them to life. 

I made the first set of displays in 2018 and then was asked to make some new additions to the collection in 2020.

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A collection of the displays made in 2020 | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 2020.

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Black Cabbage Tree of St. Helena | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 22cm x 22cm | 2020.

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Specimens of Bermuda | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 42cm x 42cm | 2020.

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Ohia Lehua: Hawaii | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 24cm x 30cm | 2018.

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LIzard Orchid (details) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 30cm x 40cm | 2018.

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Lizard Orchid | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 30cm x 40cm | 2018.

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UK Ancient Grasslands (details) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 30cm x 30cm | 2018.

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Assension Island Spurge | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 25cm x 30cm | 2018.

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Specimens of the Faulklands (details) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 30cm x 40cm | 2018.

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Specimens of St. Helena | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 30cm x 40cm | 2018.