Knockrose Gardens in the Scalp, Kilternan, Dublin 18
An Exhibition of most unusual and beautiful Botanical Plaster Art created by Erica Devine is currently on view at Knockrose Gardens in the Scalp, Kilternan, Dublin 18.
This exhibition runs until the 28th of July.
Normal Opening Hours
Fri - Sat 10-5pm
Other days, by appointment only – Tel: 087-6193455 or 086-0333756
A member of Glendarragh Artists' Studios in county Wicklow, Erica is endlessly fascinated by the natural wonders of the plant world. She seeks to capture it's ephemeral beauty, intelligence and struggles: exquisitely unfurling fiddlehead ferns, side-stepping sun-seeking leaves, the ragged profile of insect attack. She does this by creating living fossils. Her medium is Plaster of Paris. Mixed with water and poured into voids once occupied by some wisteria, sun spurge or pheasant berry, it sets, warm to the touch. Expanding ever so slightly, the setting plaster captures the most infinitesimal botanical detail. Some casts call for colour, others for the play of light and shadow alone, and yet others for the glorification of gilding.