A sensorial and interactive installation of locally-grown edible botanicals symbolizing living natural treasures. This wall, in the round organic shape of an island, contains 88 local edible botanicals preserved in 1408 glass jars on concrete cement blocks, representing a rare harmony between nature and city. Each jar is labelled in handwriting by the artist and can be opened and smelled.
The Old World Tropics are home to the nutrient-rich winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), so called for the wings that run along its length. All the parts of this flying bean are edible, prompting some scientists to dub it "a supermarket on a stem" and “the wonder legume". Although this humble plant is much under-utilised, it has the potential to become a major multi-use food crop in the tropics.
Fine Art Photography on Paper. Museum/Conservation Status Framed. Printed on Ilford Prestige Gold Fibre Gloss Paper. Framed on + 3mm Dibond (silver) with aluminium bracket. Diasec + 3mm, UV 100 Plexiglass.
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W508cm x H 188cm x D 3cm. 24 pieces, 8 x 3 frames of each 60cm x 60cm. Spacing 4cm.