The Story of the Lost Forest
Lost Forest was established in 2012 by artist and designer Gillian Corcoran. Inspired by her natural surroundings, Gillian yearned to create tangible artworks that had preserved an ephemeral moment in time. The idea of Lost Forest's signature miniature wildflower landscapes emerged from this unique creative vision.
Wildflowers, native fungi and organic curiosities harvested from the Irish countryside, are encased in natural pine resin, which is derived from sustainable sources. The delicate finds are embraced in sumptuous 24k gold, creating a personal looking-glass. (peering through a looking-glass). Gillian's reputation for exceptional craftsmanship with this magical medium are intriguingly illustrated in each piece.
Lost Forest is an ode to Mother Nature's enduring artistry, and a lasting testament to the fine details, patterns and unique characteristics in nature that often go unnoticed in today's fast paced society. Each miniature wildflower vista becomes an enchanting secret narrative, and an endlessly fascinating tiny world you long to spend time in.
Gillian is a member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Her work has been widely exhibited in Ireland, Spain, Germany and France, and has sold worldwide.
Lost Forest has been featured in notable publications, such as Vogue, Tatler, Irish Country magazine, The Irish Independent, RTE Lifestyle and Image magazine.
Lost Forest is also a multi award nominated brand, achieving recognition at the 'Irish Made Awards' by Irish Country Magazine, and a nomination in the 'Fashion and Textiles' category at The Institute of Irish Designers Awards.