The Curious Forager: A Study of Weeds
At a time when the artist was struggling to make sense of the complexity shrouding her external world, she began looking inward for answers which primed her sensitivities to the subtle, intricate order of nature. The worldwide chaos experienced during the current COVID-19 pandemic has brought back memories of the scene of a weed-laden garden in a private residence left uninhabited for several months.
As she stepped into the overgrown plot enveloped by creepers and visiting moths beginning to clear out and tidy, she caught herself deliberating over removing the group of wild flowers and berries that flourished in its then current state. This incident triggered an inquiry into the classification and definition of weeds, where many were harvested and regrown in individual containers to observe their propagative behaviours.
After which, these plants were sampled, pressed and printed directly in their natural state. These efforts led to the birth of the book, " The Curious Forager: A Study of Weeds."