Lucille Clerc
RHS HILLTOP The Home of Gardening Science - Mother Nature

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Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Based on previous personal representations of Nature nymphs and spirits, I was commissioned to create a set of illustrations for the RHS Hilltop research center at Wisley Botanical Gardens. The exhibition demonstrates the benefits of gardens for wellbeing and gives tips for creating garden spaces that improve the natural environment in a changing climate.

How was the illustration used:
The small botanical illustrations are printed on wood and the main one is a transparent mural engraved on glass, to ornate panels separations within the permanent exhibition.

How did you make this work:
Each element was drawn by hand in pencil on paper at a very large scale and assembled digitally to produce a 4x2meters illustration (for the main one), then screen printed on wood and engraved on glass. From close ones sees a mix of very detailed botanical illustrations picturing wild and domestic plants entwined. From far, this collection constitutes an imaginary non-gender silhouette of Nature.

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Fiona Barlow
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Central Saint Martins
MA Communication Design
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French illustrator Lucille Clerc set up her studio in East London after graduating from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Communication Design. Her work takes inspiration from London’s architecture and the relationship between nature and urbanisation.