Since my father died I have been growing the strain of garlic that he used to grow.
On my birthday, 18 November, each year, I plant 27 cloves of the garlic strain.
I harvest the garlic bulbs on the 27 July (Eddie’s birthday) of the following year.
I split the harvested bulbs into cloves (some years 100+…….other years as few as 30 or 40)
I save 27 cloves to plant again on my birthday to continue the strain and the process.
Remaining cloves are eaten or given to trusted friends to grow.
Some years I try to photograph aspects of this process, in my studio, my home, my garden and this engagement might, in some way, act as a form of healing.
The process continues…….