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  Collaborative project with the Landscape Architect Dorothy Bothwell

This project is part of a conceptual series of habitat enrichment interventions at the I-Park Foundation

The sculptural form of the incubator cages (in this case a tower) protect young native beneficial plants.  As the form breaks down, the plants take over and begin to colonise the site, improving biodiversity.

In this case the introduced plant is the Marginal Wood Fern, Dryopteris marginalis.  The project can be expanded to take on different typologies; meadow and marshland as well as woodland. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sophy King

I work both in the urban landscape and the natural world. Some of my works are large, monumental and industrial; some are softer; some smaller. I try to harness elements beyond my control; glass becomes a channel for light, capturing changes in the atmosphere around it; plant materials make the passage of time and season as important a part of the sculpture as my own object making.

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