Projects: Using plants, like dandelions, in ‘resin-art’ (encasing in epoxy)
In one of his most recent films he experiments with using living botanical matter, encasing it in epoxy. In this film Nick can be seen pushing the boundaries by hair spraying the dandelion prior to submerging it into his blended mix.
Nick says: “I thought the hairspray thing might work really well, and actually it did.”
Encasing flowers is something which Wessex Resins & Adhesives has been asked about a few times. Wessex Resins manufactures Entropy Resins products in the UK (under licence from Gougeon Brothers Inc) and supplies Entropy Resins throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
“Usually it’s someone who has some very treasured flowers from a significant event in their lives,” says Hamish Cook, from the company’s technical team. “A lot of moisture in the flowers could affect the epoxy and a little moisture may lead to discolouration of the flowers over time. The drier the flowers are, the better. Using freshly cut flowers, especially if they’re from a sentimental event, is not a good idea.”