9 Feb 2022: Sarah Rhys – Cryptic Landscape

Cryptic Landscape is the title of an exhibition of Sarah’s work at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales. The title evokes the miniature and mysterious botanical worlds of lichen and moss. These organisms are also cryptogams which means their reproduction is often unseen; Linnaeus described this category as like a ‘hidden marriage’. Whereas other plants had stamens and flowering parts and were described as having an ‘open marriage’.

Sarah has been observing and collecting lichen and moss specimens from the surrounding Tywi Valley area and creating various pieces – including small porcelain slip casts and handmade film. She says of the casting process, “Making porcelain casts feels like a small geological event, suspending a life form and transforming it into another material”.

In this session Sarah will explain how this body of work evolved, the thinking behind the work as well as the making processes, and the challenges of working with fragile materials.



Joining the seminar

Use this link to join the seminar: https://live.remo.co/e/cfpr-lunchtime-seminar-9th-febru

Advance registration is not required.

The platform will open at 12.30 and the talk will close at 13.15.

There will be time for a Q&A with the speakers.

The seminar takes place on the virtual conferencing platform Remo. Remo aims to encapsulate the feeling of attending a networking event, classroom or workshop. You will be asked to login with an email address before joining.

The platform works best if accessed via Chrome on a desktop computer or laptop. It is also accessible on a phone but it isn’t currently compatible with a tablet.

Please refer to Remo’s information about compatible operating systems and browsers. You can check your browser and operating system access in advance of the event here.  A YouTube tutorial for using Remo is available here.

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