Rachel Wright is a Milton Keynes based artist working across video, film, animation, installation, craft and drawing. Wright’s piece for MK Calling is an animated film about her relationship with the natural world within the confines of a terrace garden.
“My garden is a mixture of cultivars and wild flowers. I question when a weed becomes a bone fide plant and a desire to order the complexity of living things fascinates me and has become an ongoing preoccupation. Beyond the back gate, hidden behind the facade of a conservation area, a network of alleyways, often neglected and seen as messy eyesores, provide habitats for wildflowers and garden escapes. I see them as interesting places, where I discover species of plants, grasses, insects, birds and the occasional hedgehog. I pull up the weeds and add them to my garden to encourage creatures to visit.”