Kia ora koutou — this is a series where we ZOOM in on one of the wonderful artworks from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s Collection...
I thought I heard you crying in the forest 2020
by Ayesha Green
[b. 1987 Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāi Tahu]
Acrylic on canvas
Collection Dunedin Public Art Gallery
There are many different kinds of plants. Ayesha Green is interested in the way people over the years have classified and named them. In this artwork she has presented us with 99 plants and their names.
Some plants have Latin names as well as the names that most people use.
Some names are in English while some retain the te reo names they were given centuries ago.
Find some examples of different plants in your garden to draw.
You’ll start to notice the tiny details that make each plant unique.
Can you name your plants?
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