Alexander Nesbitt Esquires Glasshouse of Byfield House, (2020)
Louise Anderson is an artist, living in the London Borough of Richmond. Louise has a fascination, for creating stories through her artwork. Inspired by the ‘Byfield House’ 1892 (circa) Accession Number, LDORL: 02900.2 image.
Louise has created an imagery world capturing a Victorian garden party with distinguished guests to celebrate the Victorian Glasshouse by looking through ‘beyond the frames’ of the glasshouse windows ‘looking inwards’ from the outside world by producing a 3D curiosity shadowbox, similar to the Wardian cases used by the plant hunters of the time.
Found objects, text, archival books, watercolour painting, photographs, are used to create a multitude of layers and depth: recreating a lush tropical scene in a Victorian Glasshouse, in England (1892) at a time of plant hunters and botanists were returning with exotic plants from around the globe. The viewer will see a room of fantasy and Victorian nostalgia.
Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham from 22 February – 31 May 2020
Late Night – Private View – 12 March 2020