A plant a tree and me (2014)
Plants communicate with people, plants react to music, plants have feelings.
This is the essence of The Secret Life of Plants, a book by Peter Tompkins and
Christopher Bird, published in 1973. In the end, humans and plants are closely
related, so it’s not strange that they ‘communicate’ to each other. Humans seems
to be prevailing in this peculiar relationship. But if you are standing in the jungle,
between these giant plants, that you also have in your living room in a 50 cm
version, you feel super-tiny. You feel flabbergasted by the power, the charisma
and the eternity that carry within them.
About: Desirée Hammen (1976) graduated at Artez Institute of the Arts in Arnhem,
2003. In 2012 she finished her training at the famous Ecole Lesage in Paris.
Desirée is ‘master’ in haute couture embroiderie and combines classic techniques
with her free, autonomous work. Over the last years Desirée participated in
exhibitions and projects in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Shanghai, New York and Beijing.