Tropical Mind
Found object

Inside the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil (depleted to 7% of what it was 500 years ago) I chose some hidden, secret places which I always come back to. In these places, I re-plant native orchids, most of them miniatures, that I find clinging onto felled trees in deforested areas. Some of these orchids I tie up with strings on found objects, and leave them inside the forest. In two or three years, when the orchid holds onto the object by itself, I take out the string. After that, the orchid is ready for travelling just like we humans. I like to think that it will fly, meet new cultures, new ways of life and later comeback to the Forest and tell other plants everything it saw and learned.

Most people think orchids are parasites but they are epiphytes. >more

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