NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2016
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11.07.16
THE BOOK / BOOK TALK

Lots of fun sharing my book with a curious audience. Thank you everyone at Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park.

Photo credit: Adam Sheridan Taylor

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11.05.16
COLLECTING / LOS ANGELES

WANTED: tall person or pole pruner to assist in collection of magnolia fruits found on sunset blvd (the especially exciting specimens are high in canopy). Like a jewel heist, but legal (I think?).

Fragrant Himalayan champaca (Magnolia champaca)

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12.05.16
COLLECTING / DORLAND ARTS COLONY

In the beautiful Temescal Mountains for a week at Dorland Arts Colony, to finish photographing specimens for my show at University of California at Berkeley Botanical Garden next month. Couldn’t resist collecting a few more …

Coast live oak(Quercus agrifolia)

When it rains I smell the rosemary bushes that surround my little house.


Morning mountains

NOVEMBER 2016
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11.28.16
DISPERSAL / LONDON TRIP

Thank you, Kew Gardens, and Gwilym Lewis, Legume Research Leader of Comparative Plant & Fungal Biology, for meeting with me to discuss a collaboration. Gwil introduced me to the vast carpology collection & offered resources to begin a potential project highlighting Kew’s work with endangered species.

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11.22.16
DISPERSAL / LONDON TRIP

On the train to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank to meet a hero, Dr Wolfgang Stuppy.

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11.20.16
DISPERSAL / LONDON TRIP

Honored to see my book at the V&A Museum bookshop, and the British Library.

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11.11.16
DISPERSAL / LONDON TRIP

A riot of prints for the upcoming London trip, where I will be meeting with Kew Gardens, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Chelsea Physic Garden, and a few more wonderful organizations, with my new photography agent Jonathan Dawid of Apollinaire Fine Arts.

OCTOBER 2016
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10.19.16
THE BOOK / FRESHLY PUBLISHED

The US edition of my book is now on shelves! Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery (University of Chicago Press) is a survey of educational wall charts of the last century: the plants themselves, and the scientists, illustrators, & educators who produced the charts. (I should note, this book does not include my photograph, only my research & writing.). Get yours here: Botanical Art by Anna Laurent

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10.22.16
DISPERSAL / MAGNOLIAS

Editing new shots for the Dispersal project:

Magnolia x magnolia x magnolia

Umbrella tree (Magnolia tripetala)

Cucumber tree (Magnolia acuminata)

Bigleaf magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla)

SEPTEMBER 2016
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09.01.16
THE BOOK / PRESS

A review of my book in last Sunday’s Daily Telegraph; interview by landscape designer & columnist Bunny Guinness. Wall chart of Lilium martagon by the inimitable Arnold & Carolina Dodel-Port.

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JULY 2016
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07.18.16
THE BOOK / FRESHLY PUBLISHED

Here it is. I’m very proud to present these 244 pages of research, compiled during my three year pursuit of truth, beauty, and wall charts. The U.K. version is just wonderful.






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APRIL 2016
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04.02.16
DISPERSAL / COLLECTING IN LOS ANGELES

Ricinus communis warns “noli me tangere”. WHAT A BEAUTY.


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02.15.16
THE BOOK / FINAL DRAFT

Look, it’s almost a book! Annotating a final draft for the publishers. Here we go, my lovely Botanische Wandtafeln.