My work comprises different kinds of hand made plant sculptures, the overriding aim being to convince the viewer that they are looking at a natural form.

I use rubber in my creations because it has the appearance and texture of the stem or leaf of a plant and invites the viewer to wonder ‘what is it?’

My fixation with making seedlings seems never to wane! The seedling is the ultimate symbol of new life and growth and hope for the future, a symbol of optimism. This is why I make them.

A graduate of Camberwell College of Arts, London, I have exhibited in over 30 shows in the UK and Canada. I now live and work in Whitstable, Kent.

Clare Tindall