Making a collage starts with foraging, being on the hunt, and searching. Then the process of selecting and assembling takes over. The elements start to talk to each other and tell me where they want to go. I live for the journey, the surprise – the unique ensemble that each piece becomes – Jane Hammond
The first London solo show of botanical collages by American artist, Jane Hammond (b. 1950). In these large scale works, the artist combines printmaking techniques with painting, photography, found objects, and digital elements to create one-of-a-kind large-scale collages that explore the infinite complexity of the natural and man-made worlds.
Timed to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show and the Chelsea Fringe Festival, this exhibition of new work showcases Hammond’s modern and disruptive approach to the historic tradition of botanical prints and the science of horticulture. Instead of seeking to record and classify plants, the artist creates imaginary tableaux:
Everything I make is a cocktail of fact and fiction – of things found out in the world, things I invent, and hybrids of the two – Jane Hammond