Rosa Nguyen - Lost Flowers Summer Garden (2017)

Glazed porcelain & stoneware, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

Rosa Nguyen - Planetary Garden: Sunlight, Moonlight

Tableau studio work. Mixed media, 2018. Courtesy the artist.

Rosa Nguyen - Lost Flowers Summer Garden (2018)

Glazed porcelain & stoneware, 2018. Courtesy the artist.

Planetary Garden: Sunlight, Moonlight, 2018

Mixed media, 2018. Courtesy the artist.

Rosa Nguyen’s signature large-scale displays and tableaux allude to our holistic relationship with a visible and transient natural world. They combine botanical material collected during walks in St Ives and Karnataka, India, with weeds from her garden, ceramic plate forms and Japanese wood block paper prints. She has used all these elements to create an interior garden. “Born of a French mother and Vietnamese father I am naturally drawn to the fusions between the East and the West. My work draws from Animist and Buddhist philosophies and the rituals and processes found in horticultural practice including garden cultivation, plant conservation and Ikebana - the Japanese Zen art of flower arranging.”

Rosa Nguyen

Rosa Nguyen explores natural elements and organic forms with a fusion of western and Oriental sensibilities. Innovative and timeless, Rosa’s work evokes a contemplative aesthetic and a deep-rooted spiritual connection with nature. “During the last 15 years, my art practice has focused on making holistic connections with nature using clay and botanical form. For me, plants and porcelain are powerful transformative mediums. In both the raw and fired state they have the power to heal, remember and transcend.