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Mussi's Herbal

Mussi's Herbal

Scottish Gallery 29th Nov- 23rd Dec 2019

Cleo Mussiís life size mosaics immerse you in an evolutionary and historical timeline. They explore how the British landscape has changed and evolved since Neolithic times with the conscious and unconscious introduction of seeds and plants from Europe and further a field. Waves of immigrants introduced plants and seeds for culinary and medicinal purposes and also surreptitiously as stow-a-ways on animal pelts, clothing or in animal feed. Plants naturalised and spread through cultivation or as weeds along well-trodden migratory paths and are now established as part of our diverse landscape. Often tied up with traditional folklore, fairylore, superstition and agricultural toil, these plants and weeds are now so familiar they are incorporated into our cultural history.