The tree of life?  Palms, Palm Sunday & the victory of life over death

The Sunday before Easter is celebrated in Christian churches as Palm Sunday.  The placing of palm branches inside the churches of our City of Churches symbolises Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem – ‘(they) Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh […]

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Utility and art – why plants matter

American artist Taryn Simon’s exhibition Paperwork, and the Will of Capital explores re-creations of floral arrangements associated with the signing of peace treaties and other international accords.  The exhibition began at the 2015 Venice Biennale, and was shown at the Gagosian in New York, The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the Gagosian […]

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