Cora Garland: Best Six Images


Herbal Cures and Folklore

The starting point for this work was a notebook of handwritten herbal cures that has been passed down from my great grandfather. Growing up on a farm has given me a love of folklore and plants. I wanted to explore the idea of how plant knowledge is passed down through the generations and how we can continue to understand and appreciate our natural environment. Over the past few months I have enjoyed experimenting with photograms, the lightbox and cyanotypes, combining the outcomes with layers of acetate, plant dyed fabrics and stitching.