death equals all things - omnia mors aequat
museum and art gallery 2007
Commission to make new work based on the collection in the
herbarium at Bolton Museum and Art Gallery.
Time was spent researching in the botanical archive at the
museum under the guidance of the Curator of Botany Patricia
Francis where I became interested in investigating the
properties of plants - in particular poisonous plants and
their use with intent to murder and commit suicide. 5
species of plant and 1 fungus became the main focus of the
research: Hemlock, Monkshood, Foxglove, Yew, Deadly
Nightshade and Death Cap fungus.
I constructed a makeshift laboratory in my basement at home
to try and make poison from plants planted in my back yard
– Hemlock, Deadly Nightshade, Yew, Monkshood and Foxgloves.
equals all things
omnia mors aequat
polaroids from a series of 6 2007
7.7 x 7.9 cm
14.5 x 19.2 cm 2007
Installation view of
Death Equals All Things omnia mors aequat
at Bolton Museum and Art Gallery 2007
live hemlock specimen in sealed cabinet in Bolton Museum
and Art Gallery 2007
one for you, one for me
two phials of pure poison each 10cm high 2007
hand written letter in sealed envelope 16 x 11cm 2007
marker pen on paper 157 x 76 cm 2007
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