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By  Janet Tryner 2021
Polygalls hangs from a 50cm bracket or hanging point and spins in low drafts of air, eg. as people pass. The 'galls' are attached to each other therefore it does not tangle in storage. Polygalls explores the shape of the knopper oak wasp galls as an expression of entangled DNA. Produced by the English oak when attacked by parasitic wasp enzyme they express a balanced wrapping form that allows both species to thrive. Reproduced in single-use waste polythene construction industry wrapping (HDPE), found in a tree, we realise human-made materials display no similar care for the wellbeing of other species.

Janet Tryner

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Observation Station

A few rough hands, garden suburb

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