Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Art with roots

To me the thing that is so beautiful about botanical prints is not so much the result but imagining the process:
Who were the people who examined and drew and painted all these delicate things?

There is something very moving about such small ephemeral elements being taken so seriously, laboured over.
And there must have been dirty hands, straw hats, the smell of hot grass in fields or moist earth, maybe a pipe...


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