Claire Mc Dermott

  A Play with Light: Wardian case No1                             Primal                                                             White Hole



My multidisciplinary practice links plants to the contemporary arts through social and environmental interests combined with historic and scientific content by learning from plants.  I use traditional craft to create sculpture and explore aspects of spent plants and their environment through prints, paintings and photography.  Taking these curiosities as an initiative I create a view to observe the irregular and unpredictable aspects of nature.


The artwork titled White Hole (enclosed right image) was created to grasp the concept of floating and to understand how a seed can float.  From this I defined my spent energy by encapsulating it as hot air in a large weather balloon, giving this phenomenon a visual concept.  From this realisation my environmental artworks have incorporated a circle as a symbol of spent energy.