Rough Trade Books Presents: Nature Spotting by Russell Weekes

In 2010 the artist Russell Weekes noticed a horse chestnut branch that had fallen onto the pavement by his feet. There was something about the structure of this branch that suggested a dog and sparked the daily exercise that Weekes calls ‘nature spotting’—a simultaneously meaningful and mundane activity that renders the quotidian material of the world—leaf fall, moss, lichen, bits of bark—weighted with new meaning. These items become signs, cyphers and tokens of suggestion, creating connections in the imagination of the alert observer and loading the everyday with its own unique language.
20 March 2023 - 01 May 2023

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