Beaut by Lisa Creagh
Beaut by Lisa Creagh

Beaut by Lisa Creagh

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Beaut. 12" x 12" Light-jet print, edition of 15; 24" x 24" Archival Inkjet Print, edition of 15.

From the series 'The Exbury Nerines' Lisa Creagh presents 'Beaut', named for the shorthand of 'beautiful', as it is expressed in South Africa. For this project Creagh was at Exbury, the estate owned by the de Rothschilds, who had commissioned the work. 

Every day, Creagh would survey the greenhouse to see which flowers had bloomed in the night. Using three studio lights and a Hasselblad she used the same lighting set-up as she had for the original Floriculture images from 'The Instant Garden' series. 

A vibrant and dynamic depiction of nature's most delicate inhabitants, its flowers. Standing out boldly against its black background, the crimson petals of this elegant flower make an audacious statement that would suit any interior.

About the Artist:

Lisa Creagh graduated from Goldsmiths in 1994, and more recently, with a Masters in Photography from Brighton University. Between 1997 and 2001 she lived and worked as an artist in New York. In 2003 she cofounded The Brighton Photo Fringe.

Her work has often been collaborative in nature: as a producer and curator she has delivered large-scale photographic projects for international artists and delivered talks at various colleges. In 2006 she received critical acclaim for the originality of ‘Tidy Street’ where she collaborated with residents to transform a street in Brighton in to a series of lightboxes utilizing the windows of small terraced houses. 

'The Instant Garden', begun in 2008 was awarded a development grant by The Arts Council of England in 2010 and is still exhibited widely. It is featured in a book by Phaidon on the subject of art and botany. 

Her new work, Holding Time has been exhibited several times in 2018 and has attracted the attention of hospitals, health practitioners and medical researchers, featuring in this years IBCLC and LCGB conferences.