Hodowanie by Sylwia Walczowska is a picturebook about a specific and basically unseparable connection between a human and nature. We are getting 80 pages of intriguing graphics and not obvious compilations, that consists into complex narration.
Walczowska's commentary about her book:
In Hodowanie I put myself as an equal to everything Alive on the planet Earth. I'm a human, I'm a part of the ecosystem and I go through the same phases of growing. I represent the element of an extended, many times complex, and clearly perfect concept of nature. Taking a closer look on it, I get to know myself better. From this perspective, plants have an andvantage over me, I couldn't survive without them.
The book consists of illustrations, photos and collages, tells a story about plants life process. Germination, growth, flowering, ripening, reproduction, fading, dying, germination, growth, flowering...
Printed on RISO MZ770, on paper Munken Rough 120g/m2
Screen-printed cover on a paper: Remake Smooth/Remake and Sky/Crush Olive
Sewed on the Polygraph Brehmer 39 3/4, hand-glued.
Paperback, 80 pages.
First edition, limited with 100 copies, signed and numbered.