The Botanical Reclamation project celebrates the resilience of wild plants through naturally dyed textiles. A series of naturally dyed flags give voice to undervalued and mistreated plants and the ‘Sad Spaces’ in which they thrive. These ‘Sad Spaces’ include the Lafarge Quarry, the Eastview Landfill, the Eramosa River, and the Ontario Reformatory lands.
These spaces share a common thread: reclamation. Despite everything that has happened at these sites—everything that humans have inflicted upon these lands—plants have returned with great persistence. Demonstrating radical power through generative disobedience, these plants share their wisdom in the simple act of being themselves.