Lawn and the effects of drought inspired glass artist Danielle Rickaby to create her work Fescue, which won the new youth category at the 2009 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.
Exploring the preciousness of our natural world, the objects she creates have a playful nature, driven by a cartoon-like aesthetic. She draws attention to the value of the common or banal, the lawn, the dirt, the things we walk on and at times overlook. Danielle has strived to bestow a type of adornment for the everyday things in life.
Through solid glass sculpting techniques, traditional Italian glass methods and grinding and polishing she has developed a body of work that she feels is precious and fun, a small world captured in glass that you can hold in your hands.