Jane Bevan
Art from natural materials

Festival: 2019

I am a lifelong collector and an artist with a passion for English woodlands. Walking daily amongst ancient trees near my home in Derbyshire, I gather interesting and eye-catching materials to transform into collage and small sculptures.

The thorns, fragments of bark, seeds, feathers and acorn cups are celebrated in my work, often because of their tiny imperfections and irregularities. It is the smaller, quiet details of nature that appeal, the single sycamore seed or quirky twig which might otherwise be over-looked. My pieces are hand-stitched, tied and intricately assembled using waxed thread or natural cordage.

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