FEBRUARY 2017
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02.28.17
DISPERSAL / EXHIBITION

Dispersal is coming to London! Apollinaire Fine Arts has organized a May exhibition at the Fitzrovia Gallery. We hope to schedule artist talks, exclusive showings, and collaborations with all the creative people we know in London. If I forget to post updates here, please see the Apollinaire site for the latest news.

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02.26.17
PHOTOGRAPHY / EUCALYPTUS

New 20″x30″ print going to a buyer in San Fransisco. I photographed Red Ironbark Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sideroxylon) for a permanent exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, for a wall about non native parrots & the plants they forage. Note: this is not a seed pod! Apparently parrots prefer young flowers.


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02.20.17
DISPERSAL / CURRICULUM AT UC BERKELEY ARCHITECTURE

Considering the structural wonders of botanic morphology (also seed pods as enclosures), UC Berkeley professor of architecture Ronald Rael assigned his students a study of my seed pod photography to develop concepts for sustainable housing in Kenya. Students selected one photograph from the Dispersal series, extrapolating 3D renderings, ceramic models, and a complete life cycle of their chosen specimen. Amazing how this assignment is prompting students to consider a spectrum of botanic inquiries.


This guy is building his models on Helleborus argutifolius!


This woman is developing her models on Romneya coulteri (and she made an ovary)! She asked me so many good questions about its dispersal mechanisms.

FEBRUARY 2017
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02.04.17
DISPERSAL / AWARD & EXHIBITION AT KEW

Thrilled to announce that the Dispersal series received the bronze medal in portfolio category in an annual international photography competition sponsored by Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. The six works are included in a traveling exhibition that will be at Kew’s Nash Conservatory through March 13. After that, the show will travel to Amsterdam (de Hortus Botanicus); Rettendon, UK (RHS Garden Hyde Hall); South Tyrol, Italy (The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle); Gibraltar (Gibraltar Botanic Gardens); Norfolk, U.K. (National Trust Sheringham Park), then Sydney and New York City (locations TBD). Thank you, IGPOTY10, for the honor, and Jonathan Dawid, director of Apollinaire Fine Arts, who helped curate our selection of six wind-dispersed specimens.

Catalogue of the show.

The panel with Dispersal photos is directly at the entrance to the exhibition.

JANUARY 2017
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01.11.17
DISPERSAL / EXHIBITION

“Who knew something so small could have a whole world inside?” & “You have inspired awe in the eyes of a twenty-something.” Thank you to everyone at University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley; especially Chris Carmichael, Anthony Garza, Deepa Natarajan, Nancy Roselund, and Eric Siegel.
Visitors commented in a guest book during the exhibition.
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01.30.17
THE BOOK / READING & SIGNING

Last night’s evening lecture was a smashing success (if only because I enjoyed using a laser pointer in the slideshow). Thank you to all who came to hear about my lovely Botanische Wandtafeln.


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01.18.17
DISPERSAL / EXHIBITION

All 64 prints are hung & ready for visitors! I was thrilled to welcome a wonderful audience to the exhibition with a 2-hour talk about the work.

Talking about Banksias! Photo by Stephen Coles

A horticulturist at the Garden collected scarlet runner beans (Phaseolus coccineus)

Berkeley is a wonderful city. On Shattuck Ave, they’ve lined the street with fern pines (Podocarpus gracilior)!

JANUARY 2017
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01.11.17
DISPERSAL / EXHIBITION

Two new large-format limited edition print for the Berkeley show. Available at the exhibit, and in my shop. C-type print, 24×30″.

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01.01.17
DISPERSAL / EXHIBITION

DISPERSAL is coming to University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley & runs Jan 17-30. I’ll be exhibiting 60 prints & hosting lots of events, including Jan 17 opening reception; Jan 18 gallery talk; Jan 29 intensive photography course; Jan 30 book talk. The solo show is a beautiful way to explore familiar & foreign plants in a new way. All specimens collected by yours truly over the last four years at the Garden. Info and registration here: Berkeley Botanical Garden