...other Flowers of Scotland

Exhibition 2007, ...other Flowers of Scotland funded by an Aberdeenshire Visual Artists Awards Scheme Award 2006/2007. Shortlisted for the eco-prize for creativity 2007. See: www.eco-trust.org.uk. Large format digital prints, that 'get up close and personal' with some archetypical Scottish flowers,

For most of human existence such plants have been our main sources of food, shelter, fuel and medicine. It is not surprising that they have become deeply entrenched in our collective psyche.

TEXTS:
texts detailing the relationship of the plants to myself and others by investigating their medical, culinary and cultural associations.

Food, medicine, poison and icon...... Broom Burnet RoseButtercupCampionElderHeathersHoneysuckleKailHazelIvyPignutPoppiesRagwortRibwortRowanScots BluebellPotatoThistleWild GarlicYarrowYellow FlagTormentilSilverweedDefinitions of medical actions

broom
broom
burnet rose
burnet rose
buttercup
buttercup
campion
campion
elder
elder
heather
heather
honeysuckle
honeysuckle
kale
kale
oilseed rape
hazel
ox eye daisy
ox eye daisy
pignut
pignut
poppy
poppy 1
poppy
poppy 2
ragwort
ragwort
ribwort plantain
ribwort plantain
rowan
rowan
Scottish bluebell
Scottish bluebell
potatoe catriona
potato catriona
thistle
thistle
wild garlic
wild garlic
yarrow
yarrow
yellow flag
yellow flag
ivy
ivy
snowdrops
tormentil
butterbur
silverweed