biophila cracks, starting the paintings

biophila cracks, starting the paintings

This week was quite exciting, Diving into nature, picking some plants i’ve researched being used for dyeing and also as mordants to make the colours bind better to the textile. Alchemy! I rolled the plants in the silk and the wool, and they could dive in the pond to bond.

common daisy

common daisy

Biophilia cracks.   was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015. Bellis perennis, madeliefje, common daisy Do not pick plants from the streets. Body: Daisies are edible. Expectorans, diuretic. Helps with bruised skin, healing wounds. Parts used: flowering herb Do not use plants from polluted areas. Soil: Common daisy has […]

common chickenweed

common chickenweed

Biophilia cracks.   was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015. Stellaria media, vogelmuur, common chickenweed. Do not pick plants from the streets. Body: Stellaria media is edible, delicious and very nutritious. Great to add to salads. In herbalism Stellaria media is used on itch skin, infected skin. It […]

greater plantain

greater plantain

Biophilia cracks. was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015. Plantago major, grote weegbree, greater plantain Do not pick plants from the streets. Body: A poultice of the leaves can be applied to wounds, stings, and sores in order to facilitate healing and prevent infection. The active chemical […]

guernsey fleabane

guernsey fleabane

Biophilia cracks.   was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015. Conyza sumatrensis, hoge fijnstraal, guernsey fleabane Do not pick plants from the streets. Body: The extracted essential oil is antibacteria and anti fungal. Parts used: herb and flowers Do not use plants from polluted areas. Soil: Conyza sumatrensis is […]