Dark Flora #3 - Hart’s Tongue Fern. Foraged from Sussex roadside verges, ranging from narrow country lanes to the central reservation of dual-carriage ways. It includes hart’s tongue Fern, cloth of gold yarrow and willow-leaf cotoneaster.
Inspired by Victorian era taxidermy dioramas, Dark Flora is a series of photographs using wild plants and flowers in a curated yet naturalistic arrangement. The plants are foraged from forest clearings, hedgerows and roadside verges, often using humble and unassuming species rather than showy specimens so often used in floral photography. Each arrangement is gathered from within approximately a square mile and therefore represent seasonal ‘portraits’ of the local environments from which they came.