GLOBAL HARVEST PAINTINGS
BANANA & CACAO, RICE, POTATO
Artist John Dyer is recognised as one of the UK’s leading ethnobotanical painters. He has been appointed as the artist in residence by the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, Bioversity International in Costa Rica and the International Center for the Potato in Peru.
Peru -The United Nations Year of the Potato
Philippines -The United Nations Year of Rice
“IRRI had the pleasure of hosting John Dyer as our artist in residence for the United Nations’ International Year of Rice. John produced a series of paintings that interpreted the relationships among people, the rice plant and the rice ecosystem..”
“We asked John Dyer to paint bananas in Costa Rica because they are a smallholder crop – grown in people’s back gardens and farms along with lots of other fruits and vegetables. John’s pictures are all about diversity and bringing out what might pass unseen. In this case, it seems to have been scorpions!”