Adam Waymouth

Whilst teaching at a school in Luxor, Egypt, Waymouth collected withering palm leaves and banana skins from the surrounding area, and placed them to dry on his bright white roof, meticulously photographing all the stages of their decomposition under the scalding sun.

This botanical experiment has transformed these simple natural forms into complex and tactile objects, which take on a charged symbolic meaning, inspired by ancient Egyptian mythology. Waymouth challenges our perception of decay, underlining the beauty and significance of natural waste.