GRASSINGTON artist Mark Butler will be exhibiting 100 works created in 100 days at Skipton's Mill Bridge Gallery later this month.

'Art forms in nature' features framed bronze pieces inspired by the drawings of German zoologist and artist, Ernst Haeckel, and accompanied by texts from people who responded on social media to Mark's invitation to contribute words.

On January , Mark started his challenge to make 100 new artworks, making a new clay design every day for the first 100 days of 2022.

He posted images of his creations on Instagram and asked people to contribute words inspired by the pieces. After casting the pieces in bronze, he then combined them with one of the selected texts to create 100 new pieces of art for the exhibition.

Mark said: "I was looking for a way to push forward my work at a normally quiet time of year and this creative challenge was just the ticket. I based all the clay designs on the amazing drawings of Ernst Haeckel which provided me with more than enough inspiration to produce 100 pieces.

"It has been wonderful to get so many people involved in the project in providing words to accompany my pieces on Instagram, and it has been great to see what other people see in them. Some people took it on as a challenge for themselves to provide words for all 100 pieces and it was often hard to pick a single contribution."

The exhibition runs from May 19 to June 11 at Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton. The gallery is open Thursdays to Saturdays, from 11am to 4pm.