Isabel Bannerman: Plant Life

bannerman_01
bannerman_02
bannerman_03
bannerman_04

JONATHAN COOPER
Park Walk Gallery

20 Park Walk, London SW10 0AQ
Tel: 020 7351 0410
www.jonathancooper.co.uk
9 – 24 December 2011

In her first exhibition at the gallery, celebrated garden designer Isabel Bannerman has produced an illuminating series of large scale photographs of plants that explore the architectural and ‘engineered’ aspects of the plant kingdom - so important to her own design process. With the extraordinary definition of the ‘macro,’ large format process she uses, Bannerman draws the viewer, ‘Alice – like’ into a mysterious world of what is often only a tiny fragment of the plant.

‘A life designing gardens, growing plants and working outdoors meshes entirely with the quest for extraordinary plant material and the work in the dark studio.’ Isabel Bannerman 2011

Isabel Bannerman (b.1962) Paddington, lives and works in the west country. She has been creating buildings and gardens with her husband Julian for over 25 years, including the British 9/11 memorial Gardens in Manhatten and the ‘Stumpery’ at Highgrove. Her photographs are in private collections including; The Prince of Wales, Jasper Conran, James Dyson and Richard E. Grant.