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RE-flower 19 (herbarium)

Herbarium (note 1). As a child, I was presented to the herbarium that my mother had made when she was a child. It consisted of a folder of heavy brown paper in which plants had been preserved subsequently taped on to the pages provided with name and family. It was part of my mother’s schooling.

RE-flower 19 is based on this tradition… with the twist that the proportions have changed: The tape has gone from being inconspicuous, almost invisible, to now occupying a position not easy to ignore. Naming and species determination have become secondary and the plant is my now like-minded … a friend.

Note 1: A herbarium (plural: herbaria) is a collection of preserved plant specimens and associated data used for scientific study (