Green Fingered: A Queer Guide to Botany
“As each plant cell has self producing phytohormones and clear evidence of the pheromonic properties of natural attraction, including inter-species vertebrate to plant transference, it is not so far a step to consider that human chemical excretions might be propitious to the stimulation of plant growth…
..the female homosexual endocrine response shows evidence that a unique combination of progesterone derivative 4,16-androstadien-3-one and estra-1,3,5(10), 16-tetraen-3-ol, unseen in any other mammal sexual manifestation, could cultivate ideal conditions for pheromonal transmission, arousing both the plant genotype and its environmental biotics to a superlative extent.”
Dr Gerda Haeckel, 1976
Green Fingered explores the possibility that those of homosexual persuasion are more likely to have a visceral impact on the growth of plants.
Green Fingered: A Queer Guide to Botany is a video art work responding to these themes.