Phytology 1900 (2015)
Screenprint by Tal Brosh


  • Screenprint, Paper
  • From a limited edition of 15
  • Size: 18.11 × 12.4 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front

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Tal Brosh

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

The artwork is part of a series that was originally displayed on a commercial size billboard in Bethnal Green in 2015.

East London’s rural past is now invisible throughout most of the borough and the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve site is a rare example of a place where it is still possible to have a sense of continued history.
Over four months in 2015 artist Tal Brosh has produced 
an illustrated history of the BGNR in four incarnations: a medieval meadow and market garden, a Victorian church, a war-time bomb site and now an apothecary garden called Phytology. The works were displayed on a commercial size billboard on site.

In 1941, during the Second World War, St Jude’s church was bombed and totally destroyed. It is estimated that 80 tons of bombs fell on the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green alone and the East End was a scene of devastation, with large areas derelict and depopulated. War production was changed quickly to making prefabricated housing, and many were installed in the bombed areas. Today, 1950s and 1960s architecture dominates the housing estates surrounding the Phytology site.

Materials used:

Fabriano 5 smooth paper, screen print inks