Category: Green Art

Fringe Festival KC 2015

2015 was the second year of the visual arts component of the Fringe Festival in Kansas City. Union Station beautifully hosted the art displays of the 14 or so participating artists.   I really enjoyed watching the surprise and curiosity … Continue reading

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Portraits

Once I decided to move forward with the use of plaster as the canvas, I looked to my nieces to work with me to create their plant portraits. We made plaster masks of their faces, and they sorted through and … Continue reading

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New Canvas

This fall I was  considering  that  mounting surfaces created a contextual impact, and  wondered what alternatives might be possible . I’d experi-mented with fabric, paper and paper over chicken wire, and then I remembered quick dry plaster. After trying a … Continue reading

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Studio Tour, Talk and Make Session

Tour a tour of the art studio, hear a talk about the importance of plant preservation in spirituality, economy, history and beauty, and a make-your own art card session from the collection of preserved plants. When: Jan. 19, 2:00 – … Continue reading

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BASE KC and Some Gratitude

Some gratitude (in the form of art cards) for the Business Alliance for a Sustainable Economy in Kansas City (BASE KC), the speakers and organizers of The Climate Event held at the end of September. The founding principles of BASE … Continue reading

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Orchid Skeleton Collage

The skeleton of this collage is a preserved orchid plant. Like most root systems, the roots of orchid plants are  surprisingly strong.  Most of the roots original to this plant are still intact. Other elements in this collage include a … Continue reading

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Lavender

Lavender has been growing wild for all of recorded history. I’ve preserved this most lovely specimen to create truly green art. It’s not the best picture – the color is actually rich and green. It hasn’t changed much in the … Continue reading

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Multiple Layers

Experimenting with depth and dimension, I recently started using  multiple layers of plant material. 

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Plants as Form

Explorers collected and preserved plants to bring their beauty to their homes far away. Early healers preserved plants to heal their patients. I preserve plants for their beauty and the richness of their history. Click on any image below to … Continue reading

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Visiting the Studio

Visiting the studio will give  you a feel for how things are created, and you’ll be able to see pieces that won’t ever be at a gallery. Along with a bunch of finished pieces, you’ll see presses drying plant material, work in process, and … Continue reading

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