Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Deptford X : 25 September – 4 October 2009 : TAGWORTS

It's that time of year again.

For this year's Deptford X I have been collaborating with a certain botanist on a project called TAGWORTS. We have been 'tagging' the wild flowers (weeds, to you) with their English (common) and Latin names all over Deptford. My botanist identified several species which may or may not be in flower over the coming weeks and I designed some stencils which we are using with pink and yellow liquid chalk aerosols (sorry, but at least they are water soluable)...

As we have gone along, tramping the streets of Deptford, we have tagged and then photographed the various species, and plotted them on a Google map of the area, with descriptions of the plants. I have tried to steer the botanist to the venues where there will be art shows and installations, but he is drawn to the neglected areas that weeds love best...so we've covered a lot of ground.

See the map developing here.

Here are a couple of pix:

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