Book Launch: The Curious Forager: A Study of Weeds (Second Edition)

Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on email


The Curious Forager: A Study of Weeds (Second Edition) is the art book that that Wendy intends to release to the public in its fullest form. The first edition that was self-published (in limited editions of 200) and launched independently in November 2020 was a prelude to this version of the book, which sold out within 2 months of release. This revised edition, that will have an accompanying Foreword written by a special guest, is a 125% expansion of the previous title with 50 new illustrations and more text tackling the issues of mental health and emotional literacy.

The book was conceived during a period where the artist began to look inward for answers as she was struggling to make sense of the complexity shrouding her external world. This primed her sensitivities to the subtle, intricate order of nature. As she stepped into the overgrown plot enveloped by creepers and visiting moths, she caught herself deliberating over removing the group of wild flowers and berries that flourished in its then current state. This incident triggered an inquiry into the classification and definition of weeds, where many were harvested and regrown in individual containers to observe their propagative behaviours. After which, these plants were sampled, pressed and painstakingly printed into a series of experimental monochromatic monotypes.

The process of sorting the weeds in a tactile manner provided the artist with several perspective shifts that was both meditative and healing, conveyed through a combination of illustrations and prose, eventually putting an end to a depressive state that has plagued her for a decade. This was a publication not only pushes the genre of pictures books with unconventional printmaking techniques alongside digital illustrations, but also explores artmaking as a tool in gaining clarity and healing from past traumas.

More Information here:

Virtual Event

May 29, 2021 8:00AM–Jun 16, 2021 8:00AM

Wendy Mack


8th Club Zoom Kindred Spirit Series Track & Field 2022 – Series 2

Catch all the action of the 8th Club Zoom Kindred Spirit Series Track & Field 2022 – Series 2, 15 January 2022 live here on TheHomeGround Asia. The broadcast will begin at 12:00 pm. Track Events   Long Jump     Join the conversations on THG’s Facebook and Instagram, and get the latest updates via Telegram.  

ASEAN International Digital Fashion Week 2022

ASEAN Fashion Designers Showcase (AFDS) in collaboration with TheHomeGround Asia is proud to bring you the ASEAN International Digital Fashion Week 2022 with over 70 Fashion Designers from all over the World. AIDFW 2022 VOL 1. HAYDEN NG | ATACHA VAN | FADRIL HARDIN | BANDID LASAVONG | PITNAPAT YOTINRATANACHAI | FURNE ONE | AIDARKHAN…

The Philharmonic Orchestra presents New Year’s Eve 2022 Gala Concert

The Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Gala Concert is back – commemorate our shared love of music as our cosy orchestra traverses comedy and tragedy, youthful quirkiness and established grandeur. Explore your flights of fancy, whet your muse with follies to close the last moments of the year as we look forward to a sunnier…


Subscribe to our newsletter

Get relevant updates right to your inbox.

Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Create an account

Fill the form below to register

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.