Nadia Mercuri

My journey of discovery is both metaphorical and organic. An exploration of the inner universe; the origin of all ideas and quests for knowledge. Concepts take root, grow and flourish, blossoming into existence.

In light of the ongoing destruction of natural habitats, the discovery and diversity of botanical life forms continues on Earth. The nature and properties of all species offers us potentials in understanding the importance of the limitless networks of life on this planet and beyond.

Planetation is a collection of unearthly botanical specimens yet to bediscovered within our galaxy. This exhibition catalogues numerous imagined species from other worlds. Their function and origins are still a mystery, where as on Earth some of the unknown qualities of botanical species can have medicinal or agricultural purpose, environmental significance and cultural meaning.