Artwork > Residency at the Orto Botanico di Palermo

Weavings using the fallen leaves of the Sangue di Drago or Dragon's Blood tree. There are a number of these in the garden and they were an important part of early modern plant collections, having been written about by both Carl Linnaeus and Alexander von Humboldt. The sap and berries of the tree have been used for various kinds of medicine and pigment. The red sap is apparent on the tips of these fallen leaves.