Ethnobotanicals is an ongoing series of small format mixed media drawings on paper , 19 cm x 14 cm.
These works represent botanicals grown in Alchemy Garden and were exhibited with Mineral Garden, a collaboration project with Randy Lee Cutler commissioned for NIRIN, 22nd Biennale of Sydney, 2020. The collaboration was presented as an interactive archive and combination of our individual Biennale projects at the National Art School (NAS), Sydney.
Each of the plants represented in Ethnobotanicals was cultivated and/or harvested and cooked for a foragers walk & talk event for food and drinks at the NAS to mark the end of Alchemy Garden.
Ethnobotanicals are plants that link us socially, culturally and economically to a place and time. These drawings are presented as abstract recipes for food–plant–people encounters now and in the past. See here an essay written by Andrew On the Movement of Plants for the Biennale publication NIRIN NGAAY (created by Negative Press).