Alternative Botanicals


Vadodara, India
2016-2017



The Alternative Botanicals series address alternative knowledge sources, that create ruptures in scientific fact are often left out of its discourse. Looking to myths, origins and obscure traces as ‘systems’ of information, the works appropriate (both visually and through process) the aesthetic and format of botanical specimens collected and described, but with visual and textual information that straddles mythology and poetics, instead of science – toying with ideas of understanding, beliefs and fact.






Wrightia Tinctoria


Cyanotype on stretched cotton fabric
4ft x 4ft






Alianthus Excelsa


Cyanotype on stretched cotton fabric
4ft x 4ft






Spathodea Camapnulata


Cyanotype on stretched cotton fabric
4ft x 4ft






Bombax Ceiba


Ink on on stretched cotton fabric
4ft x 4ft







We stand outside of science


Ink, graphite and oil pastel on stretched and primed cotton fabric
8ft x 8ft







Barringtonia

Toned cyanotypes on paper
Mumbai and Vadodara, India
2017







Loranthus

Toned cyanotypes on paper
Mumbai and Vadodara, India
2017