We believe in, and care about biophilia, which is a phenomenon first identified and named by E.O. Wilson. Thankfully, we are not the only ones. We appreciate the intersection between art and science in elucidating biophilia evident in this book. Thanks, Polly:
Polly Brown is a London based artist, and photographer.
And thanks, Siobhan:
Those of us who spend our days in an office can appreciate the pleasures of cultivating a desk plant. Office plants serve the purpose of breaking up a muted grey space and providing a connection, however tenuous, to the “outdoors.”
But what does our desk plant say about us? Polly Brown, a London-based photographer, has spent the past year documenting the plants that bloom in the headquarters of Louis Vuitton, A.T. & T., Nike, Vogue, and even The New Yorker. (My own slightly neglected jade plant makes an appearance.)
Brown’s idea was to present the office plant as a representation our “biophilic desires.” The photographs in her survey, which now appear in a monograph published by Pau Wau Publications, are both humorous and revealing; an ode to the humble office plant and its owner.
Polly Brown will sign copies of her book this Thursday, July 17th, at Green Fingers NYC.