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Botanic Labels


A photographic project, part of the Value of Plants.

The work explores the visual effects of botanical labels. Weeds growing in the urban environment were painstakingly identified and labelled. My interest here was in the idea that their value was increased by this labelling process.

Research for the Value of Plants originated in Kew Gardens; for Botanical Labels I selected plants that were good examples of common weeds (in SE15) and displayed them (without changing their location) using a facsimile labels; reflecting a collection of plants at Kew Gardens. Passers-by unwittingly found themselves on the designed walk/tour of the weeds in their area.





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Amy Haigh / 2015