Part of a series of twelve distinct stories, all centred on one plant: each visually different, each with its own style and area of interest to engage with different audiences. Viewed together the series creates a wider dialogue about the important role of plants in human society.
Our history is global and interconnected; we increasingly inhabit a cosmopolitan life were ideas flow across geographical and political boundaries. This complex picture is often reduced to a simple local narrative that magnifies differences and emphases separateness. Politicians and commerce exploit this sense of separateness and we are less likely to embrace a shared mutualistic future to which all life depend. This series carries positive messages and fosters connections.
Building the series started in June 2017 with an aim to re-visualise historic images, fashion new pictures and create cross-disciplinary stories that highlight connections between plants and people.