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UPDATED ON 18 November, 2018.

Nature is a major source of inspiration for my work. It tells about my childhood spent in southern Switzerland where I walked in the woods around my home and went for long hikes with my father and friends. Today I live in big cities and my observation of nature and plants has mostly shifted towards urban gardens and city parks.

This photographic project is constituted of an interaction between observation, fantasy, and history and is inspired by real facts about the evolution of plants. Photographs of natural elements found in my surroundings and an imagined scientific lab environment recreated in my studio, aims to inspire thinking about the state of nature today that is not so good looking. The project hints at what has led us into what is now officially known as the Anthropocene epoch, a geolocical time associated with human impact.

Here below you see various images of my research and work in progress. Please forward any questions to info@matteopatocchi.com

 

 Editing for the first dummy

Editing for the first dummy

 Potted plants at the garden centre

Potted plants at the garden centre

 Seen on my city park walks

Seen on my city park walks

 Seen on my nature walks: Dunes deposits, shrubs and pines

Seen on my nature walks: Dunes deposits, shrubs and pines

 Seen in the woods

Seen in the woods

 Seen on my city walks

Seen on my city walks

 Seen on my city walks

Seen on my city walks

 Seen on my city park walks

Seen on my city park walks

 Seen in the woods

Seen in the woods

 City park walks

City park walks

 In the woods

In the woods

 in studio

in studio

 in studio

in studio

 in studio

in studio

 in studio

in studio

 The tree/wood ideogram

The tree/wood ideogram

 Flowers in Japanese animations

Flowers in Japanese animations

 Painting of Flora

Painting of Flora

 Painting of Floraand Zephyr

Painting of Floraand Zephyr

 Photo by Ugo Mulas

Photo by Ugo Mulas

 Painting of Flora

Painting of Flora

 Iced flowers by Makoto Azuma

Iced flowers by Makoto Azuma

 Fossil of the Montsechia vidalii

Fossil of the Montsechia vidalii

 Eduard Riou (1838-1900) from The World Before the Deluge 1872

Eduard Riou (1838-1900) from The World Before the Deluge 1872

 Sam Van Aken, The tree of 40 fruits of the genus  Prunus

Sam Van Aken, The tree of 40 fruits of the genus Prunus

 Still from Aquaphobia, installation by Jacob Kudsk

Still from Aquaphobia, installation by Jacob Kudsk

 Bruno Munari's Bonsai trees

Bruno Munari's Bonsai trees