REBECCA LOUISE LAW

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Rebecca is an Installation Artist who works with natural materials. She trained in Fine Art at Newcastle University, England. Her work plays with the relationship between the human being and nature. She is best known for her interactive large-scale installations of hanging flowers within site-specific spaces.

As well as exhibiting in Public Spaces, Galleries and Museums, Rebecca has made installations for fashion brands such as; Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci. For the wider community Rebecca has also led Land Art Projects to encourage social change through engaging with nature hands on.

She has recently completed  ‘The Pressed Flower’, an installation of thousands of pressed flowers suspended with copper wire. All of the flowers are varieties that would have been common in the trenches of Europe during the 1st World War – with reference to letters that were sent back to loved ones during the war. The piece is on display as part of the ‘Gardens & War’ exhibition at The Garden Museum, Lambeth until 19.12.14.

Rebecca operates out of a studio on Columbia Road, East London. www.rebeccalouiselaw.com

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EARLIEST MEMORY OF A GARDEN 

My parent’s garden, my childhood garden. It was my playground alongside my brothers, sister and village kids. Thousands of games, trees, dens, building, climbing, digging… My father gave us free run to play and create. No rules apart from ‘no screaming’.

FAVOURITE PLANTS

1. The Garden Rose, the colours, smells and fragility.

2. Grape Vines. Life would not be the same without a good glass of wine.

3. Grass, I love rolling hills and fields of grass. Visually healing.

4. Acer trees, the colour of the leaves and softness of the trees on a landscape are breathtaking.

5. The Apple Tree. Reminds me of childhood, they have so many amazing qualities, blossom, fruit, etc but I love the way they age.

WHAT AND WHERE IS YOUR GARDEN NOW

We have a small garden at the back of our house. It was designed by the previous owner and has granite stone planters with a granite cobbled floor. This year I plan on filling it with herbs.

FAVOURITE GARDEN OR OUTDOOR SPACE, WHY?

My favourite garden is Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge, England. My father is the head gardener and we were brought up with it. From formal gardens through to rolling fields and woodlands. It has a beautiful mix of the old and new. Each season transforms the gardens and I love that there is always something new to amaze and surprise you. The summer brings herbaceous borders and thousands of dahlias but my favourite is the winter garden and snowdrops in February.

MONEY IS NO OBJECT, DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM GARDEN

I love the English garden with roses, green grass and orchards, but I think my ideal would be the opposite of what I was brought up with. Somewhere warm with a sea view, full of olives, fruits, vines, bougainvillaea, succulents, grasses, shells, stones and spa pools.

 

 

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