Suite of 10 posters
Inkjet prints on Photo-rag paper
Each 92 x 72cm
These image-and-text posters explore the spaces, places and people of the fast-disappearing cut-flower industry in Cornwall. The work took its name from the old train that once carried farmers’ flowers to city markets across the UK. At its core, Flower Train was an exploration of the the difficulties of ‘connection’, both for the farmers in an increasingly globalised market place and, at its simplest, between artist and subject.
Commissioned by Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange; posters designed by Anne Odling-Smee of O-SB Design.
First shown in ‘Naming Spaces’ at The Exchange, Penzance, UK (2010); posters shown on railway stations on the route of the old ‘flower train’ courtesy of First Great Western.