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" A sense of place", sculpture in the garden 2008

Randall, J 2008, " A sense of place", sculpture in the garden 2008 [Show/Exhibition].
 
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Authors:Randall, J
Abstract:In 2008, Jill Randall was commissioned by the Richard Attenborough Centre to make new site-specific work for the annual “Sculpture in the Garden” Exhibition , held at the University of Leicester's Botanic Garden. Randall was particularly drawn to the botanic gardens of the medieval monasteries of Europe and Asia , which were used for reference and education, acting as a 'living library' to teach about the medicinal properties of plants and their effect on the human body. Many common garden plants are highly toxic, and have the potential to kill or cure dependent on the dosage. Randall's work for this commission, “An Alternative Herbal”consists of 6 individual sculptures based on drawings of internal bodily organs and located adjacent to significant plants . It attempts to reconnect plants and shrubs with the physical body, and to encourage the visitor to experience the visual and the visceral, whilst exploring a trail navigating the garden in a new way.
Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Date:21 June 2008
Funders:Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester
Event Title:"A Sense of Place", Sculpture in the Garden 2008
Event Location:Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester
Event Dates:21st June-14th Sept 2008
ID Code:12681
Depositing User:J Randall
Deposited On:05 Jan 2011 15:28
Last Modified:20 Aug 2013 17:44
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