Category Archives: Art

My Crown of Weeds

My Crown of Weeds.

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On foraging and making videos

From Alex and Clare 🙂

 

Pioneers from vdmalex on Vimeo.

 

2010 we attended a ‘Weed Tour’ of Sydney Park, hosted by local artist Diego Bonetto as part of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s major exhibition ‘In The Balance: Art for a Changing World’. Diego introduced us to his friends – dandelion, wild mustard, sowthistle and more, unjustly categorised as weeds despite their various culinary and medicinal values. We came to understand these species not as weeds, but as Pioneers, colonising and breaking the bare ground left exposed by human intervention.

We came to appreciate our local environment in a new light – seeing every verge, every overgrown lot, every forgotten space as bountiful gardens and potential smorgasbords. We set out on our bikes to see what edible goodies we could find.

Alex Papasavvas and Clare Devlin-Mahoney.

Please note that we had positively identified each plant species as safe prior to consumption. Don’t eat anything unless you know exactly what it is. and be careful of polluted or contaminated soil

tattoo idea for dandelion’s lovers

Source: flickr.com via Heidi on Pinterest

on four leaves clovers

I’M LOOKING OVER A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER
(Mort Dixon / Harry Woods)

I’m looking over a four-leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain
Third is the roses that grow in the lane

No need explaining, the one remaining
Is somebody I adore
I’m looking over a four-leaf clover
That I overlooked before

Great information panel about food and how much it travels

 

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From Mother Nature Network