Green Thumb & Homosexuals

 

Artist Gemma Marmalade is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photography essay.  From her project ‘Haeckel Pheromone Testing – Green Fingered‘.  To see Gemma’s gallery of projects click on any image.

 

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Green Fingered is a broad creative study inspired by the work of Dr Gerda Haeckel, a German research botanist, who discovered the possibility that those of homosexual persuasion are more likely to have a visceral impact on the growth of plants.
Using Dr Haeckel’s testing theories, pheromone analysis was undertaken using a variety of vegetables to measure levels of ambient human homosexuality during Birmingham Pride 2015.

 

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“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

 

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See also:

Green Fingered: A Queer Guide to Botany

Gay Gardens: A Performative Dinner (Green Fingered)

By Gemma Marmalade

 


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