Liminal Leaves

Liminal Leaves is a site-specific installation at Retford Park that explores the pollination process by asking: what happens when nature is stripped of its pollinating potential? Here Raschke presents locally sourced eucalyptus branches that have been sanistised and then dipped into white paint. The branches are hung and connected with red thread, a memento of the unifying life force that once bonded the branches. The branches are held in position, with some text discretely written on the leaves. As a commentary on the erasure of nature’s pollinating potential, Liminal Leaves prompts audiences to reflect on humanity’s impacts on the planet throughout the era of the Anthropocene. As part of ‘x pollination’ with the Artists of the Round Yard.