Sophie Rhodes, ‘Sympoiesis’ 2021. Pen and ink on A3 hot pressed water colour paper. 29.7 x 42 cm ea. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

‘Sympoiesis’ is series of pen and ink drawings of microscopic plant slides turned into large-scale video projections. This transformation of biological artefacts features science obscured, allowing for the exploration of inter-subjectivity in a way that makes plants amenable to aesthetic appreciation rather than traditional empirical observation. An insular drawing process is presented, depicted in motion, recognising the interiority of plants and positioning them as our companions in the multispecies ecology.

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