A visual exploration into the theory of plant blindness.
This piece looks at nature and how we care for it; the hands are holding the ivy in a nurturing way. The ivy is precious and important and the gesture communicates to the audience that we should look after nature. The hands are a stark white to exaggerate the contrast between man and nature, provoking the question of whether we view ourselves separate to nature? ‘It’s not just land that is broken, but more importantly, our relationship to land.’ (Kimmerer, 2015)
The piece transformed over time and once the ivy died, the work seemed to be communicating an entirely new message altogether. The cast hands holding the dead ivy becomes a warning sign, the hands showing the damage that man has done to nature. The soil slipping through the fingers showing what we have lost.