Drawings of otherworldly botanicals, sculptures and installations of strange objects that appear to be neither alive nor lifeless. I create collections of vegetable monstrosities and otherworldly specimens, exploring ideas around genetic manipulation and scientific experimentation, hybrid species and evolution. 

I scrutinize our methods of organising the natural world and consider how these bizarre botanical hybrids may not fit into our current methods of Taxonomy. I present ideas of a precarious nature with specimens that elude classification and have no clear origins. 

Approaching these specimens as if I am explorer encountering them for the first time, I carefully document them adopting the conventions of Botanical and Scientific illustration, thinking about the space between factual study and these fantastical creations. 

How were these botanical hybrids formed? 

jenna.naylor@live.co.uk

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