Berkhamsted deer droppings and fungi are Jenny’s tools for art

12-403 Jenny Thorburn and her art at the Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted.'She is holding a jar of deer droppings.
12-403 Jenny Thorburn and her art at the Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted.'She is holding a jar of deer droppings.

AN artist who has bottled fungi, fallow deer droppings, chalk, leaves, bark, berries, feathers, soil, twigs and stones from Berkhamsted Common is offering them up for sale.

They are part of a piece called Park Pale Wood being displayed at The Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted High Street for its Spring Exhibition.

Creator Jenny Thorburn said: “It was a sort of exercise in scavenging bits and pieces, because I wanted to capture the essence of the Common.”

The bottles are part of a box of items divided into compartments.

In another, Jenny has put a small book with a series of paint splashings and chopped-up art prints.

The spring display is split into two parts – the first ends today (Saturday) and the second runs from next Tuesday until Saturday, June 9.

The gallery is open from 10am to 4pm from Tuesday to Saturday, but closed on Sunday and Monday.