An exhibition of prints, exploring the natural world using data by ploterre.
Based in Edinburgh, ploterre is the moniker of Rebecca Kaye. After studying Mathematics at The University of Manchester, she then undertook a research masters in visual communication at Napier.
Each piece of work starts with a curiosity. What colours fly into our green spaces more than any other? How does wave height change by month, year after year? Can you predict tree ring growth from weather data? Using existing observations alongside personal field notes, Ploterre sets out to answer these questions using a variety of information. After a long journey of research, insights are unearthed and stories are ready to be shared through the art of design.
Combining these two fields with a love of the outdoors and a natural curiosity, she now creates limited edition artworks based on her explorations of the natural world, in pursuit of a deeper understanding of the environment and the species that call it home.
Armed with data in place of a map, the journey shapes every step of the creative process from the materials and tools used to the overall design of each new piece of work.
This journey and its creations endeavour to tread as lightly as possible. The final pieces are made locally in small batches using human powered, traditional processes and local, natural materials.