Pampas grass of the north

Common reed is here for its structure. Common reed i.e. Phragmites australis is a versatile plant that has many advantages as a building material, potential in energy production, is good for improving soil in agriculture and has been widely used in traditional crafts.

I begun my work with common reed using it in a large scale hanging installation. Since grasses have become very trendy in floral design, I wanted to show that you can create a beautiful piece using a common weed rather than sourcing imported material through a wholesaler.