Ellie Geary

Plant Cuttings


Palm, 2020Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm
Lily, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm


Poppy, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm


Bunny Tail Grass, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm


Pine, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm

Palm, 2020 Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm
Palm, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm



Honesty, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm


Winter, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm


Evening, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm


Sparkle, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm


Ivy, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm


Dovetail, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm


Branches, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm


Shadows, 2020
Paper collage, 17 x 13 cm


Rotation, 2020
Paper collage, 15 x 11 cm

Daisy, 2020
Paper collage, 8 x 7 cm




Plant Cuttings is a series of collages depicting various single-stem flowers and branches set against abstract, fragmented backgrounds. By layering and combining carefully selected found images, I form new narratives where each setting could be an interior wall or just an imaginary space for quiet contemplation.

Through the act of cutting paper, I am removing the plant’s surrounding information. Like real plant cuttings, it too becomes uprooted from its original location. The image left in the picture is transformed into a symbolic focal point of the work.


© Ellie Geary 2021