Dandelion -Taraxacum Officinalis

Panel #10 of the Self-Guided Tour of the Weeds of Australia

This is the last to be feautured, perfect timing because i’m gonna take the tour down next sunday, just need to find transport to get there, anybody can lend me a car for half a day?

Dandelion -Taraxacum Officinalis

dandelion panel

Dandelion Face Mask

Good for toning the skin and soothing minor irritations.
250g fresh Dandelion flowers 500ml boiling water

Pour boiling water onto flowers and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool until lukewarm and then strain. Apply the Dandelion flower juice to the skin and leave to dry. Rinse off with warm water and then splash cold water on the face.

dandelion flowering

And here below there is the PDF version of the panel, for Creative Commons porpouses ;)


About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty (www.squatspace.com/redfern) tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. www.bigfagpress.org Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (www.weedyconnection.com), short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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