Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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Botanical Inquiry

It’s no secret that art is the final layer in a beautifully curated home. I was privileged to recently celebrate the opening of Daniel Shipp‘s first solo exhibit, Botanical Inquiry and I was blown away by his eerie yet breathtaking work.

Incredibly talented behind the lenses, the Sydney photographer has played with scale and light, re-contextualising the subjects to create magnificent works of art.

Botanical Inquiry embodies the concept of ‘re-noticing’ plants, seeing life springing from even the grittiest of urban haunts. The result is achingly, hauntingly beautiful. The perfect statement piece, hung in a dining or living space.

You can imagine him crouching near abandoned buildings, fields and homes to get the right angle and capture the beauty of plants that are often overlooked in everyday life. Who knew that weeds and overgrown shrubbery could be amplified as magnificent natural wonders.

I cannot recommend highly enough going to see Botanical Inquiry, on showcase at Saint Cloche until Sunday 2nd May. Visit 37 Macdonald Street, Paddington.

Caitlan N

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