2019 - Ongoing
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
In my childhood, I was fascinated by all the delicacies and the varieties of the wildflowers. I was surrounded by nature all the time. I created bouquets with flowers that my naive eyes thought were beautiful. I hid some behind the pages of my books, bringing my first herbarium to life.
Now that I live in a city, surrounded by buildings and concrete. I found comfort in discovering the wildflowers of my neighborhood. For preserving the biodiversity, there’s a place where they leave the plants to grow by themselves. On the span of many months, I took pictures and I identified almost 100 species of vegetal in a small area. I learned their names and how to identify them, which brought me to love them even more. I witnessed many insects like bees and more among flowers and I realized how important they are. I discovered many indigene species of flowers, vegetables and leguminous. I noticed all the changes of each phase of the cycle of growth. This project reminds me of my grandfather who was an agronomist. I created my own urban herbarium