Recently exhibited at Diehl Gallery are these new works by London-based artist Claire Brewster. She uses old maps and atlases as her fabric to create delicate paper sculptures of birds. Brewster states that her inspiration comes mainly from nature and the urban environment in which she lives and the desire to re-use the discarded, unwanted and obsolete.
Nature is ever present, even in the most urban environments, taking over wherever we neglect, living in a separate yet parallel universe. I take my inspiration from the natural environment, creating entomological installations of flora and fauna from imagined locations. My birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.