Tears on my leaves (2020), 1min 42secs, single screen HD video, sound.

Tears on my leaves is a tiny video portrait of the medicinal plant Callisia Fragrans, endemic to Mexico, whose leaves I use for their anaesthetic properties to help ease muscle and nerve pain caused by fibromyalgia. It marks a new trajectory in my practice that explores vegetal narratives concurrent in humans and plants. While Callisia's 'tears' are a result of guttation whereby droplets of sap form along the edges of leaves of some vascular plants, this first person narrative from the point of view of the plant suggest symbiotic human-plant entanglements.

Music by Samuel Holloway.

Tears on my leaves premiered as part Chlorophilia exhibition at APT Gallery Deptford 2-6 December 2020 curated by Paul Malone and Nicoa Rae.