Lina Puerta’s Botánico Series explores the tension between the human and botanical worlds. These pieces are ecosystems of accumulation that incorporate living and artificial plants mixed with adornments referencing anatomical forms.
The recreation of weeds sprouting out of urban landscapes shows humans’ constant battles to tame wild nature.
The plastic plants used for these pieces show the need and desire for artificial nature, which is a symptom of how lost and distant we are in our relationship with it. The time and care plants need to bloom is a high cost a capitalist society like ours is u
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