2016 saw a new Installation with an artist talk, at The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds.

The library was begun in 1768 and contains a wealth of unique information.

My subject is enlightenment: what it meant in the eighteenth century and some of the results, which I reconfigure as discovered material. This research culminates in a personal response.
Enlightenment ideas gave rise to energetic conquering of the world, sailing and exploration, scientific development and invention. They also included abuse, exploitation and trade in human lives.

The exhibition describes a kind of journey into the archives and show work inspired by the stopping points on the journey. My journey takes you across the sea: first to trade, secondly to slavery and the transport of slaves, thirdly to the plant hunters and collectors and their methods of recording and naming.
Barbara Greene and Caro Blount-Shah record plants by 19th century photographic methods and their work makes a colourful addition to the installation.

Images of the work in progress are below.

An artist talk was part of the events in the Library.

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 B Greene + C Blount-Shah   Cyanotype and Argyrotypes 
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 The Leeds Library   Installed exhibition 
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