Fiona Ackerman: Herbaria
Thursday, June 13, 5 – 8pm | Artist in Attendance
exhibition dates: June 13-July 13, 2019
The paintings in this exhibition are inspired by the works of early botanical artists, who rendered and documented flora and fauna for scientific purposes. Particularly, Maria Sybilla Merian, (1647-1717) a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator who worked extensively in South America. Considered a pioneer in the field, Merian was one of the first to study insects. She recorded and illustrated the life cycles of 186 insect species, and is credited as the first to illustrate the process of metamorphosis, showing the insect on its host plant.
image: Fiona Ackerman, Painting for Dorothea and Johanna, 2019, oil and mixed media on canvas.