Wednesday, February 21, 2007

TAXA


The convergence of biological diversity and artistic talent is to be celebrated. That is to say - TAXA, the work of Isabella Kirkland. A fantastic creation. (Click any of the images on the opening page to navigate the lavish paintings in more detail.)

From the site-
So far there are six paintings in this cycle depicting nearly 400 species. Almost every plant or animal is measured, photographed, drawn, and observed first hand. All are painted at life-size to ensure accuracy of scale. Each picture in this series has taken a year or more to complete. The paintings explore how current biodiversity science can inform art-making and how art objects contribute to both political and scientific dialogues.

Steward Brand reviews Kirkland.

The Permaculture Kitchen originally alerted us to Kirkland’s work.

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