NEWS 2021

MUSE - How the Crown Imperial Shaped Human Society

Five images from the Plant Humanities MUSE series were exhibited at the following events in 2021
The Arcadian Thames Summer Garden Party
Petersham Open Garden
Fritillaria Group Autumn Meeting at RHS, Wisley
Fritillaria Group Autumn Meeting at Birmingham Botanical Garden

Five images from the Plant Humanities MUSE series were exhibited at

The Arcadian Thames Summer Garden Party: The Father Thames Trust and the Thames Landscape Strategy annual fund raising event hosted by HSH Princess Loewenstein, in the presence of HRH The Duke of Gloucester, with Sir David Attenborough, Alan Titchmarsh and Kim Wilkie, 6 September 2021

Petersham Open Garden: Biennial charity event in the village of Petersham, Surrey, 12 September 2021

Fritillaria Group Autumn Meeting at Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley: Talks and Exhibition by the Fritillaria Group in the auditorium, RHS Hillside, Home of Gardening Science, 21 November 2021

Fritillaria Group Autumn Meeting: Talks and Exhibition by Fritillaria Group at Birmingham Botanical Gatden, 18 September 2022

Part of a series of twelve distinct stories, all centred on one plant: each visually different, each with its own style and area of interest to engage with different audiences. Viewed together the series creates a wider dialogue about the important role of plants in human society.
Our history is global and interconnected; we increasingly inhabit a cosmopolitan life were ideas flow across geographical and political boundaries. This complex picture is often reduced to a simple local narrative that magnifies differences and emphases separateness. Politicians and commerce exploit this sense of separateness and we are less likely to embrace a shared mutualistic future to which all life depend. This series carries positive messages and fosters connections.
Building the series started in June 2017 with an aim to re-visualise historic images, fashion new pictures and create cross-disciplinary stories that highlight connections between plants and people.

Copyright Laurence Hill