Louise Cloke – Artist Statement

A cold miserable day in January lead Louise to visit The Eden Project in Cornwall. She immediately felt inspired by the Cacti Garden and was transported to the desert. Louise has since discovered cacti of all types and sizes; tall, narrow, extremely prickly ones, small fluffy spheres, bulbous forms and juicy green succulents. The stunning beauty of the huge scarlet and magenta flowers transfixed her. She visualized their wonderful forms made from the most fragile of materials, glass. A cold January day was no longer miserable.