Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summer Festival 2010 - Flight of Fancy
Kew Gardens commissioned a series of large scale sculptures for their Summer Festival 2010, aimed at exploring plants and their pollinators. Hummingbirds were chosen as they have a very close relationship with Bromeliads, many species of which are housed in the Prince of Wales Conservatory. My response to the brief was to create a flock of twelve stylized birds in an kirigami fashion, gigantic ‘papercut’ sculptures, as colorful and bold as the flowers which attract them.
In Flight of Fancy, liveliness and elegance of shapes combine to create an harmonious result, one that complemented and enhanced both the geometrical lines of the building and the natural elements contained within.