Lafarge’s interest in ecological and social relationships are a recurrent theme in her work, the two often merging so as to become indistinguishable from each other. Plant hunting and the Victorian desire to collect, categorise and ultimately control specimens is a particular area of focus in Lafarge’s research. The repeated use of the terms ‘garden’ and ‘borders’ in Not For Gain’s narration hints at themes of nationalism, migration and imperialism.
Awarded the 2016 ECA Art Collections Purchase Prize
© Daisy Lafarge