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'Medicinal Wildflowers on Salisbury Plain - No. 2' 50 x 22.5cm.  This is the second of two unique casts made in concrete from an original master using grey/brown Ciment Fondu and kiln dried sand. 

These flowers are collected from a local wild garden and from Salisbury Plain. All have ancient and modern medicinal purpose. The process of botanical bas-relief is an ancient method used by botanists to record the finest details of plant species. Real flowers are carefully arranged onto a piece of flat, wet clay, and pressed in. When these are removed the flowers leave behing their unique impression.
The clay is used to create a mould and a strong plaster of paris mix is poured into that mold to create this unique art form of delecate detailed botanicals. 

From this original master a silicone mould can be made which is used to make a limited number of concrete casts,  each one being handmade and unique. The new ciment fondu looks black/bronze and is finished by lightly polishing with Lavender marble wax and a stone sealant. This botanical panel can be displayed indoors or outside. After several months of weathering outside the colour will become a beautiful dark grey.

Medicinal Wildflowers on Salisbury Plain No 2 - Concrete

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