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Natural Form

Basket weaver and willow specialist Mary Butcher is fascinated by animal and plant forms, and the ways in which light travels through her work. Her latest solo show, Line upon Line at the Flow Gallery in London, features both functional baskets and sculptural objects, such as Natural Line: The Light (above), which uses a binding technique combining willow and linen thread. Her work makes use of a range of contemporary and traditional materials, including willow stems, as in her bark weavings (left), leaves, wire and vellum. 21March - 25 May. Flowgallery.co.uk