Lora is an interdisciplinary artist - visual anthropologist, herbalist and experimental calligrapher. She learnt to make sense of the worlds around her through the art of languages, the scriptures that engrained them and the vitality of plants that contributed to survival of ancient civilisations. The stories Lora collected with her ancestors connected her as a common stranger to both lands and rivers, and bound her to a way of life which intimately navigates more than one culture.
She makes handmade inks from foraged flowers, galls and husks and is currently a student of the UK's Society of Scribes and Illuminators. She has currently been experimenting with these arts digitally working with a Wacom tablet and Studio Paint Pro.
Through her current project Wyrd Flora, she practices connecting through the living natural world with fellow artist and partner Marley. Their practice embraces interests in herbal art, explorative foraging, wild foods and plant medicine. Together they transpose their experiences by re-telling, re-searching and re-viving the wisdoms of the environment. Landscapes and the flora they hold can be hard to navigate, so Lora and Marley's creative practice takes the outside inside, inviting other people to join this journey. They invite and encourage others to join artist-led foraging workshops and by application of foraged materials in traditional and digital practice.
Photo: Marley 2020