One of the interesting things about using foliage and vegetable material is one never know how long something is going to last. We have been amazed at the longevity of the Artefact series, with the oldest pieces dating to 2015. Ross uses no preservatives in creating these pieces, which makes their survival all the more impressive.

These images showcase Receptacles made from large London Plane Tree leaves, Protea flowers and Orchid roots. These pieces are on display as part of Still Life at the Leicester Contemporary and also feature in our book Artefact, available for £15 in the gallery or £18 (including UK P&P), which you can order by emailing us.

‘Still Life’ runs at the Leicester Contemporary, 16 Market Street, Leicester, LE1 6DP until the 27th of November. (Tues- Sat, 11am – 6pm). We will be in Leicester again from the 18 – 20th and looking forward to speaking to friends and visitors who are coming to see the show. Many thanks to @leicestercontemporary @florencetrust @leicestercitycouncil The Company of Artists cic and @designseasonleicester and of course special thanks again to Steve and Yuka.

All text and images © moderneccentrics

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