The speed of our lives continues to accelerate, moving us ever further, from the pace and rhythms of the natural world. My work attempts to slow the viewer down and bring into focus that which is often no longer seen. This 'slowing down', the recognition of the cycles of growth in our natural world, has redefined my own perception of the ordinary plants that surround us.
The specimens that have been the focus of this series - represent the ignored, the misunderstood, the undervalued. The plants that we often drive past or eliminate from our gardens. These same plants that tend to green up those spaces we have forgotten about or ignore.
Elle Anderson January 2015