Large branches fell off trees during a storm, and I got these awesome bits. I also dug up plants from my garden... I'm still in the "play" stage.
My aloe tree that was infested with carpenter ants and removed from my studio. Oh well, will have to think of something else...
Alexander Fleming, 1933
Well before Fleming discovered penicillin, he painted with living microbes. To read more:
Edward Steichen, 1936
Steichen was a photographer, painter, curator, and plant breeder. In 1936, MOMA exhibited his delphiniums for one week. To read more: http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2011/03/08/edward-steichen-archive-delphiniums-blue-and-white-and-pink-too/
Image from: http://contemporaryartetc.com/2011/02/19/art-e-facts-83-david-nash/
Christo and Jean-Claud
BioArt is an art practice where humans work with live tissues, bacteria, living organisms, and life processes.
This project is inspired by my collection of work called "I have come to my garden" which is loosely based on that verse in Song of Songs (/new-work-august-2011-may-2012.html). I am very interested in experimenting with ephemeral materials and time-based work; plants as a medium are both.