Invasive Species at Branklyn Gardens

Working with some of the Primary 4 pupils at school we'd made huge displays of 'recycled' flowers for a couple of presentation ceremonies using scrap paper, plastic and fabric and since then I'd been looking for other opportunities to upcycle discarded items in this 'botanical' way.

Given an opportunity to take part in PVAF's Art Trail in March I installed a series of single use plastic bottle 'blooms' in a border of periwinkle at Branklyn Gardens in Perth. Titled Invasive Species, they allude to the encroachment of overpowering alien plant species on natives and of plastic litter into the natural environment.