Born in Bristol, 19 September 1981 

Landscape Architect

 

Graduated with a First Class Honours Degree MA in Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art 2006. Studies included courses at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens and a years study at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage, Versailles, France under French landscape Architects, Gilles Clement, Jacques Simon and Gilles Vexlard, and a diploma in sculpture and textiles at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Prizes include a Landscape Institute High recommendation award, the Helen. A. Rose bequest for distinguished work, and The H.F. Clark prize.

 

Between 2007 and 2014 Elinor was based in Paris and gained experience as a landscape architect and project manager with Michel Desvigne, Paysagiste, working on a wide range of challenging projects both in Europe and Internationally. 

 

Elinor is now reorienting her work to develop a practice with the aim of rethinking and experimentation in landscape architecture. Conscientious of the processes that form, transform and destroy landscapes, I aspire to develop devices which allow us to observe, understand, and question the landscapes we inhabit. I aim to conceive radical transformations in perception through modest means. The activation of a site through the invitation to physical exploration is fundamental to my work. The elaboration of fictional or real scenarios become the mechanism for the development of installations, sculpture, in-situ workshops, films and works of varied nature.

 

Projects include; invitation to create a garden for the RHS at the Hampton Court Palace Summer Show, the development of a socially engaged project in Geneva providing a catalyst for the exploration of the urban fringe condition, and the participation at the Land Art Festival «au coeur des Méditerranées», at the Domaine du Rayol in France. The artwork produced for the latter festival has now been purchased by the Var regional art fund to become part of their permanent collection and the work will be become a central feature of the new oriental plant collection of the Domaine de Rayol gardens.