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Many artist find inspiration in nature and end up representing that by painting naturalistic landscapes or individual botanical pieces. Paul Klee’s expressionistic and semi-abstract representation of a fig tree is neither, but the inventiveness and interpretation of form and colour produce something that vividly represents the wonder of plants.
Ever since seeing Scott McFarland’s Hampstead Heath series at Vancouver Art Gallery, Plant Curator has been a fan of his work. Often using botanical places and subjects as inspiration, he is a photographer who leaves magical impressions with his changing light and weather montages. Scott McFarland Website
Karl Blossfeldt (1865 – 1932) is a master botanical photographer. His talent ensured his works remain timeless classics. Turning plant morphological detail into aesthetic triumphs. Some of the pieces, like the first one below, appear so human. No other botanical artist extracts such emotion from its subject.
Maybe not botanical but very organic. This artist collected the stones from Brighton beach before arranging them into a typeface. If viewed individually the subtlety of the shapes are missed, but together it becomes obvious as to why they were chosen.