Lily in the Glasshouse

digital print

180 x 120cm


I held a House Farewell Garden Party and invited everyone to sit, one at a time, for a portrait, inside the derelict greenhouse at the back of my overgrown Victorian garden. I had intended to use several portraits in the finished work, but Lily inhabited the space in a serious and timeless way, echoing the history of the space.

The work was developed for the exhibition, ‘Garden in the Garage’ with SoCo Artists at The Garage, St Leonard’s on Sea, 2014, responded to the Alexandra Park Greenhouse, Hastings for the Coastal Currents Festival 2014.