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'The Healing Herb Garden ' 36 x 24cm. Unique concrete cast using dark grey Ciment Fondue cement and kiln dried sand.  This can be hung inside or outside as a piece of garden art.

These flowers are collected from my garden and includes mainly herbs that 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 delecatedetailed 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. This botanical panel can be displayed indoors or outside. After several months of weathering outside the colour will become a natural organic dark grey.

'The Garden Apothecary ' 36 x 24 cm Concrete.

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