To create the hexagon biomes, I painted from photographs of horse chestnut leaves; I found on my local walks it was these trees in particular that caused me to stop and appreciate the green light and space. The hexagon shape was inspired by the architecture of the Biomes at the Eden Project in Cornwall. They are 30cm in diameter, which is also the size the leaflets (that make up each leaf of a horse chestnut tree) can grow to. The hexagons not only reflect the shape of the glasshouse Biomes but also allow the paintings to be grouped together or displayed individually.
Acrylic on 3mm board.
Each hexagon has painted pink edges with a keyhole fixing set inside a 12mm mdf square on the back, allowing them to be hung easily and flush to the wall, giving the impression they are floating.