A four page resource (can be photocopied back to back and laminated for repeated use) on Michael Landy's series 'Nourishment'. The first two sheets are based on Landy's work - painstaking drawings of weeds which were turned into etchings - and the last two are photographs of plants to be used as source material for students own designs.
Can be used as a cover lesson during a relevant project (natural forms, flora, society, fragility, printmaking...), an extension activity, or as a whole class task. Students are asked to read the information about the artworks then answer questions, then show their visual understanding through a high quality observed drawing of a plant (ideally students would work from actual uprooted weeds in the lesson, but source images are provided if this is not possible).
This resource also has a cross-curricular relevance and could be used as a different approach to citizenship as the weeds Landy's Nourishment series can be seen as representing the overlooked or marginalised in society.
A fantastic resource to have on hand which provokes interesting discussions and students find inspiring!