Cacti sculptures come to life in Mayfair during Chelsea Flower Show

Discover Ben Russell's ‘The Cactus House’ at the Hignell Gallery

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will soon be in full bloom, however to mark the occasion the city of London will also be bursting with fab floral and gorgeously green exhibitions to join in with the celebrations. 

‘The Cactus House’ at the Hignell Gallery, Mayfair​ is one such exhibition not to be missed, which showcases contemporary sculpture by Ben Russell inspired by the bold and organic forms of Cacti.

Cacti sculptures come to life in Mayfair during Chelsea Flower Show Copyright: Tania Dolvers

Conserving natural beauty

The cacti sculptures while incredibly lifelike will be surrounded by lush living plants styled by Conservatory Archives. The Cactus House presents a collection of marble and alabaster sculptures which are suited to interior spaces and are all available to buy.

As a sculptor, Russell bridges the gap between artist and craftsman, this is reflected in his delicately rendered organic forms carved out of alabaster, onyx and portland limestone. A trained stone carver with a background in conservation and ornate sculptural commissions, Russell is bringing his artisan skills to create these new pieces in his first solo exhibition with Hignell Gallery.

 

The Cactus House is at the Hignell Gallery, 12-14 Shepherd St, Mayfair, London W1J 7J and is open now until 3 July.