Artist Claire Brewster has cut silhouettes of plants and birds from old maps.
Notes about Brewster (from bio):
[...] Claire Brewster’s work is about retrieving the discarded, celebrating the unwanted and giving new life to the obsolete. Claire uses old and out of date maps and atlases as her fabric with which to create her intricate, delicate and detailed cut outs.
Nature is ever present even in the most urban of environments, taking over wherever we neglect, living in separate yet parallel universe. Affected by our actions yet unconscious of them. Claire takes here inspiration from this environment, creating entomological installations of flora and fauna from imagined locations. Her birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.
The cut-outs are pinned either directly on to the wall as a large scale installation or captured in box frames. The shadows created when light is shined on them gives them a 3 dimensional quality and creates a feeling of movement.
Photo © Claire Brewster Link via Alec Shao