‘Plants are essential to all life on Earth, including humanity. They provide us with most of our food and the oxygen we breathe. For nearly half the global population, plants are a primary source of income, and we all rely on them for clothes, medicines, and shelter among other things.
By preserving plant health, we contribute to food security, environmental protection, economic development, and our own health.’
To raise awareness about the importance of plants for achieving Zero Hunger and the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2020 the International Year of Plant Health.‘ Secretary-General's message on the launch of the International Year of Plant Health.
A large number of events - from exhibitions, to cultural performances, contests, panel discussions and conferences – are taking place across the world to mark the International Year of Plant Health 2020. United Kingdom Research and Innovation commissioned me to make an iPad drawing and an animated iPad drawing as part of the UKRI’s campaign for International Year of Plant Health 2020. The iPad drawing is of a rice field calling attention to the health of the rice plant.
Commission - International Year of Plant Health 2020
UK Research and Innovation, Polaris House, Swindon, SN2 1FL.
One single work of six animated iPad drawings displayed on six white iPads, The Digital Garden®. Read >
‘The Digital Garden® installation 2019, animated iPad drawings at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley, UK’. Read >
Publication. ‘Andy Maitland, The Digital Garden® 2018, iPad drawings with Augmented Reality at the Royal Horticultural Society’ book. Read >