Saturday, 5 July 2014

The Generosity Plates

I have just seen this little exhibition advertised online and I thought I'd pass it on. I personally find it fascinating and will endeavor to pop into the Wellcome Trust to see it. It is called "The Generosity Plates" and has been created by John Newling. For the show, Newling has taken the Moringa oleifera tree, which is often called the miracle tree, as a means of exploring our relationship with ecology and the values immanent in nature. I personally like the fact that something botanical has been featured in this display, as all too often it is the plants that get forgotten. Water, animals and the climate seem to be the more favourite of topics for discussion, so I am naturally incredibly intrigued.
The Generosity Plates by John Newling.

Apparently, on display in the foyer will be nine pressed and framed Moringa trees that Newling originally germinated in December 2010 at Nottingham Contemporary, and a new set of young trees growing hydroponically. A collection of plates, featuring images of the trees, has also been produced specially for the use of customers in the Wellcome Cafe.

More about Newling's work:

 This exhibition runs from 15th May - 3rd August 2014

The generosity Plates by John Newing.
The Generosity Plates by John Newling.

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