A series to explore our use of plants, in both practical and ritualistic, both strange and day -to day ways.
Urplanze: John Francois Turpin's mythological primordial plant, an 'ideal design' first made in 1837, said to hold the properties and structures of every plant past and future.
This series uses the Frankenstein like structure of the Urpflanze to explore the human uses of plants - practical, ritualistic,useful, useless, strange or mundane - as well as our obsessions with 'miracle cures'.
-Urpflanze 1(poisons)screenprint, 114 x 75cm, 2016. ed.40
-Urpflanze 2 (medicines) screenprint,110 x 68cm, 2016, ed.40
-Greenhouse, screenprint, 48 x 73cm, 2016, ed.40,
different projects made in colaboration with others including Katie Rowland, Theo Cleary and Matt Macdonald
Live printing events in public places that invite participation from all. Bespoke illustrations made for groups, businesses or events are made and printed live. Also experimental drawing and printmaking workshops for all people and ages in studio or DIY environments
A project through the Sura Medura Residency in Sri Lanka to use drawing to communicate and to understand how things work, and to develop installations for local shops.
More Prints by Natasha Russell, screen prints, linocut, lithography, etching, available to buy in the shop. limited and variable editions.