Perennial is a botanical study completed during lockdown. Sarah Connell created negatives from specimens she collected during her morning walks. Unable to access the darkroom, Connell utilised a negative scanner to examine the individual plants, resulting in a resolved body of work containing over 600 images. The series harnesses light to reveal the hidden truths, as shapes emerge from the darkness. The series provides the audience with a contemplative space to question their relationship with nature as a whole, especially in light of the pandemic and the opportunities it presented for the organic world to re-emerge: roads became open again to wildlife.