invaders archive
2013 - ongoing

I am making an Invaders Archive. The archive has been set up to collect and hold information about invasive plant species. It covers subjects ranging from science and ecology to culture and folklore; human influence and climate change to art and design.
This is an ongoing project.

hogweed 02

hogweed 01
Collecting Giant Hogweed
Heracleum mantegazzianum specimens for
the Invaders Archive in July 2014.

invader edition 01

invader edition 02
Invaders Archive Limited Edition 2016
Edition of 5
Each hand screen printed box contains three individual seeds in resin: Giant Hogweed
Heracleum mantegazzianum, Buddleja Buddleja davidii, Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera.
Box size: 12 x 9 x 3cm
Seed in resin size: 3cm diameter

chesney hogweed print
Giant Hogweed Seeds
Heracleum mantegazzianum
Screen print 2015. 59 x 42 cm

chesney balsam print
Himalayan Balsam Seeds
Impatiens glandulifera
Screen print 2015. 59 x 42 cm

chesney buddleja print
Buddleja Seeds Buddleja davidii
Screen print 2015. 59 x 42 cm


ribble survey 05
ribble survey 04
Ribble Survey
Hand drawn map 2017. Each sheet 21 cm x 30 cm
I have been documenting the invasive species along a 4km stretch of the River Ribble in Preston noting Giant Hogweed, Buddleja, Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam. I will revisit the site every year to document any changes.

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