Launched May 1st, 2009 with a tentative start... this blog evolved into a space to bring things I'm curious about or fascinated with whilst adapting to life in a new city, a new direction with my work and in the online realm. Early on postings were frequent and wide-ranging in focus. Attention slowly spread to new online engagements as ideas developed and formats trialled to extend those ideas. However, this blog has always remained at the centre of all that followed ...the conversations, journeys and glimpses into creative worlds generated here have long enriched my days beyond all imagining and I return always to pick up the thread with gratitude for the experience and for those who've passed through, perhaps joined up or stopped to converse!
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ways of seeing - a visit to dear ada


Ways of seeing - a visit to dear ada is the title of a post on my Homage to the Seed blog tonight. I found 40 artists on the dear ada blog (there were many more!) working with botanical subject matter and thought it fitting to share this excellent and diverse range of artists and their work to open up the thinking and dialogue on what can happen when botany and art meet.
18-A-Fine-Specimen
work by Hugo Guinness

Atkins_furcellaria_fastigiata
Anna Atkins

8 comments:

naomemandeflores said...

Great works!

Sophie Munns said...

Thanks for visiting Naomemandeflores!
S

layers said...

hello. thank you for stopping by my blog. you have very unique, creative art work here-- it is always so interesting to see what and how other artists work and create their work.

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Donna (Layers),
I enjoy the earth tones of your blog and the textures of your collages...love the tiny inclusion of a contrasting colour!
Thanks for visiting.... i realised I had neglected to link the post to the real one on the Homage blog. I hope you got to travel across to see the wonderful images from Dear Ada!
thanks for commenting!
S

nathalie et cetera said...

dear ada is such a wonderful source of inspiration. 40 artists working with botanical subject! that is a lot!
and i'm discovering your other blog. wonderful!

Sophie Munns said...

Hello Nathalie,
It was exciting to see you are finally able to celebrate a few signs of spring in Quebec after the long, cold winter!
Actually Dear Ada probably had almost twice that number - there was a limit to what I could post so I focused on a selection that highlighted diverse ways of seeing.
This work here by Anna Atkins (blue image) I recently also came across in a wonderful library book that collated work from the 19th century - before and possibly after. These were from a series of seaweeds - not sure of the photographic process - but they were stunning and the medium and subject worked brilliantly.
In the same way there are thousands upon thousands of plant species and variations there are myraid ways of seeing the botanical realm and this small collection aptly hints at that!
Thanks for the generous comments Nathalie!
S

em said...

that was really worth a visit to your other blog! thanks!

Sophie Munns said...

Thank you for the encouragement and feedback Em!
I'm hoping to not have it be too dry or remote a topic...seeds could just seem like an odd obsession if the bigger picture is not drawn out and the links to all our lives, culture, history not made.
S