Stephen Butler’s Art. by Elsa Mora | Sep 17, 2014 | Blog, Nature, Sculpture | 5 comments ** Stephen Butler is an artist based in Nottingham, UK. I love the work that he does with bits of elements found in nature. I invite you to visit his portfolio to see more of his work. Images © Stephen Butler ↓ FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleTumblrEmailLinkedIn Related Subscribe To Our NewsletterJoin our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team. SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed! 5 Comments john Chambers on August 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm We have seen your work at the Lakeside and are very impressed. Do you have a local studio which we might visit? We live at Wollaton ourselves. Thank you. John Chambers and Jenny Collings Reply Stephen Butler on August 3, 2015 at 8:53 am Hello John and Jenny. Thank you for your kind words. I had no idea this blog existed until my niece told me about it yesterday! Unfortunately I don’t have a studio at the moment, I work from home. I have a rudimentary website with my email address and a link to my Flickr albums. If there is anything specific you are interested in, please let me know – I’m sure we could arrange something. Kind regards, Stephen. Reply Stephen Butler on August 3, 2015 at 9:02 am My website is here: http://www.stephenbutler27.com Thanks Stephen Reply john chambers on September 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm Hi Stephen Me again! I have lost your email address. Jenny and I have each bought one of your works. and requested a printout of your influence and ideas. Hopefully you will receive this request. If you can repeat the statement seen at the exhibition it would be very suitable. Hopefully you can do this. Thank you. John Chambers and Jenny Collings Reply Stephen Butler on September 18, 2015 at 11:50 am Hello John Many thanks for buying work from my exhibition. You should receive a short biography, a statement about my work and a business card with your purchases.However, if you’d like to contact me directly, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Here is the statement from the show: These works are a continuing response to my fascination with the minutiae of natural material such as tendrils, seeds and roots. This material has been gathered from gardens, on walks and from the home. Removed from its natural environment, it is possible to focus on its beauty and complexity and, when arranged in grids, layered in squares or in lines within a square, it shows the myriad variations between similar objects. I am also interested the intensity of repetition and the patterns and textures which unfold during the process. The ‘Series Botanica’ pieces are made of natural material, predominantly dried plant stuff, which I have dismantled and reassembled creating new forms. These hybrids contain recognisable elements and others which are ambiguous making them at once familiar and alien.They could be seen as part of an esoteric museum collection or alternative botanical samples. The processes involved are exacting yet intuitive and each piece evolves slowly, almost organically. I am constantly surprised by the results of these arrangements and transformations, and by the richness and subtlety of the material with which I work. They also reflect the way we are attracted to, apprehensive of, and repulsed by the natural world. Kind regards Stephen Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.