Kew is renovating their breathtaking Temperate House (the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world), and the wonderful interpretation team has commissioned me to photograph seeds & fruits of rare & endangered species, to be displayed on exhibition panels alongside a growing representation of the species. I’ll be photographing at the Herbarium, London, and Millenium Seed Bank, Wakehurst.

Come meet the plants & their seeds when the Temperate House reopens in Spring 2018.

10.31.17
Photography for the
Temperate House
at RGB Kew, London

Jacaranda mimosifolia  at the Herbarium in London.

Jacaranda mimosifolia at the Herbarium in London.

List of specimens to photograph at Millenium Seed Bank

List of specimens to photograph at Millenium Seed Bank


10.07.17
Floral encounters

 
Iris foetidissima,  collected in London.

Iris foetidissima, collected in London.

Hydrangea sp.,  blind contour drawing in Brighton.

Hydrangea sp., blind contour drawing in Brighton.


08.30.17
Dispersal / Press

 

London's Kensington & Chelsea Review, vol. 5 issue 3. Cover feature & interview about the Dispersal project. Thanks to Tani Burns for super PR, Apollinaire Fine Arts for the exhibit, and Coco Kahn for the interview.

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05.21.17
RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show is divine! Honored to be one of ten photographers awarded an exhibition wall. Come say hello in the Grand Pavilion.

UPDATE: The Royal Horticultural Society awarded ‘Dispersal’ a silver-gilt award.

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05.17.17
Parody & Art / Exhibition

With no disrespect to my specimens: Centaurea orientalis debuts as “Mr. President Goes to Seed”, on exhibition in Parody & Art, at the Exhibitionist Hotel, London, 18 May to 25 June. “This group show explores the notion of parody as a visual comment on an original work or idea by means of satiric or ironic imitation.” Curated by Vestalia Chilton of Attollo Art.


05.11.17
The Fall / Exhibition

 

We are open! Come see The Fall, 11-28 May, at Fitzrovia Gallery, 139 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 5E. Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-7pm. Fifty-four of my photographs are exhibited, and we also have a full calendar of evening events. My book lecture is 25 May; panel discussion with Preti Tenata 18 May. “Inspired by a passion for natural forms, each artist draws on a rich heritage of artistic and scientific illustration. Together they take the viewer on a journey through an unfamiliar wonderland in which all is not what it seems, where abstraction turns out to be figurative, and figuration a route back to abstraction. Playing on the multiplicity implicit in the word ‘Fall’, both in its denoting of autumn, harvest and nature and its biblical connotations, the exhibition presents alternate universes, shifting from our ‘real’ environment – known, familiar and nevertheless breathtaking – to one conceived in the mind’s eye, converging in the liminal space between the real and the imagined.”

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05.04.17
Dispersal: The Red List / Kew

This morning I presented a proposal for a new project, Dispersal: The Red List, at Kew Gardens, London. Rather than collect from the gardens, I proposed working in the Herbarium, selecting dried fruits and seeds of rare & endangered species. The project will illuminate Kew’s marvelous dried collections & extensive history, meanwhile demonstrate the critical concerns of conservation and species extinction.

Photo of the Apocynaceae collection, a family exhibiting a rare evolution of dispersal mechanisms. Every box here has a story I want to tell.

Photo of the Apocynaceae collection, a family exhibiting a rare evolution of dispersal mechanisms. Every box here has a story I want to tell.

Is there anything more beautiful? Fruits of Landolphia kirkii.

Is there anything more beautiful? Fruits of Landolphia kirkii.