Pomarius is an ongoing design series led by Suffolk artist Alice Andrea Ewing. The collection has been produced through collaborations with gardens and notable botanical sites. The works are unique bronze herbarium specimens, produced through an adaptation of the Lost Wax process. Collections have been produced with a number of historical gardens in East Anglia as well as Soho House and the Eden Project. The work has been featured in World of Interiors and the Telegraph.
“Every work is unique, a direct translation of the original organic specimen into bronze, produced by adapting the Italian Lost Wax casting method, capturing every detail and curiosity of form.”
Pomarius now consists of a wide variety of natural specimens, fruits, nuts, chillies and other varieties of plant and produce. Many of collections have developed from personal relations between people and their homes, specific or ancient trees, and shared memories within these places. In every case, the translation into bronze is understood as a making explicit of the inherent value already held by the organic specimens - a value understood by the gardeners and carers of these locations.
All works are seasonal, with small collections produced each year. The bronzes are cast and finished at the artist’s studio in Suffolk. Personal casting commissions are also available for the dedicated gardener.