English Rose

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English Rose © Claire Brewster 2016

The vintage maps I use have a certain energy, that is hard to define and it more of a feeling. It’s a visceral experience, handling old maps you have all the history in them, the energy is contained in their fibres, which is a gift for me to use and channel in to my work. By working with the old maps I’m bringing new energy to them and making new memories. Captured forever in my flora and fauna.

This piece was made from a really beautiful topographical map of the British Isles. The browns and greens really look like faded and bruised rose petals.

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English Rose © Claire Brewster 2016

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English Rose © Claire Brewster 2016

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English Rose © Claire Brewster 2016