29 April 2014

Adeline For Leaves.

A narrator recounts the relationship between Adeline, a 12-year-old botanical prodigy and her recently deceased, elderly mentor, Henry.

Henry has left Adeline with personal audio recordings detailing plant history, pathology, philosophical thoughts on plants and gardens, but most importantly, he has left her with the near impossible task of creating his dream of the blue night blooming hedgehog - a blue flowering echinopsis subdenudata, which biologically flowers white.

Adeline listens to these recordings while researching through books, watching 1950s instructional plant videos and experimenting in her garden and greenhouse. She also spends time with a community of elderly amateur gardeners, assisting them with their plant diseases.

Another continuation on a theme, at the moment my thoughts are lost to flowers, I'm sorry. I have featured Jessica's work before and I was incredibly excited to see the trailer for her new film. This makes me long for more exciting climes. Since moving I have become incredibly attached to my plants, apologies for those who follow my instagram, so I feel I have an affinity with Adeline, I would very much like to be her friend. 

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