Glass, brass, steel, cotton and paper
approximately 290mm H
Flower stems sold singly - Image shows two stems. Please note flowers are individually handmade and may vary to the image shown.
Inspired by some ancient photographs of 19th-century French funeral wreaths adorned with intricate beadwork, Hollie Ryan embarked on a journey to explore their history and the beauty and transience of nature through intricate glass and wire botanical sculptures. Her art invites reflection on emotional resonance, memory, and the enduring power of botany.
Hollie's creative process involves careful study of references like photographs, botanical drawings, and real plants. She painstakingly strings tiny beads onto wire to sculpt petals, allowing room for refinement as needed. Her dedication lies in perfecting the initial pattern and experimenting with colours to capture a realistic likeness with her chosen materials.
Maximalism defines Hollie's design philosophy. Her work is guided by her obsession with colour and her love of abundance. On occasion, she explores minimalist styles while staying true to her artistic spirit. Her enduring fascination with flowers, botany, and nature in general continues to provide a wellspring of inspiration due to their form, colour, and the emotions they evoke.
Hollie Ryan is the maker behind her business, Hark.