Erbario Rieste (translated: Herbarium Rieste), borns from the observation of wild spontaneous growing plants, typical of the area of Salento, southern Italy.
Puglia is a region that has historically been hosting plenty green and countryside zones. This took people to experiment with the ground and to discover many wild plants, such as chicory, turnips and rocket.
It is from the study of this environment that the work Erbario Rieste is created, meaning indeed ‘wild’ in Salento’s local dialect.
The three banners reflect the rustic and savage land in which the artist, Ember, is wandering. Thanks to the collaboration with Enrica Anastasia Marangio, the screen printing acquires life and movement. Here, it waves like a leaf, a jellyfish, or a flower.. wrapped in a fine fabric, clung to a white piece of wood coming directly from Salento beaches.
… and if some wind will come and touch this piece, Erbario Rieste will finally feel at home…