A recreation of London’s National Gallery as it may look in a hundred years time, neglected, abandoned and overgrown with vegetation.

Heterosis is a eulogy for civilisation itself, in which the National Gallery has been transformed into a modern ruin engulfed by vegetation, now the dominant life force.

What would this jewel box of visual splendour, the pinnacle of European culture be like if the visual masterpieces were present but went unseen?

It would then become a vessel for harbouring not only old master paintings but an ecosystem sustaining precious plant species, a sacred space for the natural world to cohabit with venerable icons of art history.