Pear_ed is a collaborative artistic project with Dr. Cynthia Fan. Our shared enquiry into botany, biology and art centres on the guiding question: “What do plants really want?”

The project emerged from a shared fascination and societal need to showcase unique plant morphology. It challenges and references flower arranging traditions, allowing deeper engagement with organic matter and non-human sentience. Cynthia Fan, a florist and botanist, holds a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from The University of Edinburgh’s Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences.

the continued conversation can be viewed at or @pear__ed