Next Spring: Katrina Vera Wong

Katrina Vera Wong, Frankenflora Courtesy of the artist

Next Spring: Katrina Vera Wong

Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver, BC - To Nov 1

by Robin Laurence

Artist, writer and zine editor, Katrina Vera Wong draws from a range of literary, botanical and visual art sources to create hybrid flower works that she calls “Frankenflora.” With great delicacy and precision, she pieces together pressed or dried parts – petals, leaves, stems, branches – from a wide variety of flowers and plants to create genetically impossible new floral forms. Among her inspirations are ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging); the writing of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mary Shelley and Emily Dickinson; and the “nonsense botany” of Edward Lear.

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