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Patrick Staff, Rhodiola Rosea, 2017, C-type print on scented paper. Image: 15.2 x 10.2 cm; paper: approx 29.1 x 42 cm. Edition of 15 + 5 artist's proofs.


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Patrick Staff Print Edition

To coincide with the launch of new Observers’ Walk To Those In Search of Immunity, Patrick Staff has created a scented print edition, drawing upon research into the wild plants of Northern Europe and their effects on the body when ingested.

Rhodiola Rosea is a perennial flowering plant found in northern Europe and America. Traditionally used as a medicine to cope with cold climates and to reduce stress levels, it has also been found to increase estrogen levels.

Combining c-print with burnt Rhodiola Rosea scented paper, signed by the artist, the work suggests a continued process of material transformation, inviting viewers to continue the process of ingestion.

Each hand-assembled edition is one of only 15 and unique due to the nature of the burning process.

Rhodeola Rosea is available framed (£240) or unframed (£175) and can be purchased in person at Collective or by mail order. Please email for further details or a quote for delivery.