I worked with an archaeobotanist who inspired me to make a series of wood cuts of archaeophytes -plants that people have brought to a new place in ancient times. Those plants remain on the spot and carry a message form our ancestors, but most of the time we can´t read it as the use of the plants is already forgotten. However, it could be handy to know that e.g. Jänönapila (Trifolium arvense) can be used for bread mixes if the harvest fails. Some other archaeophytes were used for medication or animal food.
This series was shown at the Vanhalinna Archaelogical Museum as part of the group exhibition esine-olento-asia (object-being-thing). The museum is located next to an ancient hill fort and I chose some of the archaephytes growing on the hill for the wood cuts.