Can't be bothered to mow the lawn? Why not eat it instead was prompted by the British tradition of Spring Bank Holiday: everyone was mowing the lawn. The front lawn at a little piece of land had not been cut since the previous autumn; the grass was several inches high but the lawn had been purposefully left to grow on account of the edible plants that had become abundant throughout the grass after a couple of years of limited mowing and no weeding, allowing the area to return to being unimproved pasture. This Bank Holiday we decided to create a performative work to be disseminated as a photo-strip story and a meal to be shared with an audience.
The lawn was densely populated with dandelions, hogweed, ramsons, cow parsley and plantago, all of which were used to create a meal with the addition of some kitchen staples such as onions, lentils, flour and dried herbs.