Spore. Tracing Threatened Indigenous Flowers in the Breede River Valley: An Exploration of Interrelatedness
Here is an overview of the project I worked on in the Breede River Valley during a MFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Art.
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This double meaning aptly describes a personal journey of retracing past interrelated factors contributing to the current threatened status of indigenous plants of the Cape Floral Region, situated in the Western Cape. The interrelated ‘ecologies’ of the individual, the social and the natural, as described in ecophilosopher and semiologist Félix Guattari’s The Three Ecologies, informs the theoretical basis for the exploration. My praxis for theorising is mainly located in the medium of painting.