David Watson Hood, visual artist
...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 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 Rose — Buttercup — Campion — Elder — Heathers — Honeysuckle — Kail — Hazel — Ivy — Pignut — Poppies — Ragwort — Ribwort — Rowan — Scots Bluebell — Potato — Thistle — Wild Garlic — Yarrow — Yellow Flag — Tormentil — Silverweed — Definitions of medical actions —