C5534 Ruth Moonseed – Rebecca Bromley


Framed original mixed media

Image size: 10cm x 14.5cm
Outside frame size: 18cm x 22.5cm

Rebecca Bromley – Botanical Series

December 2018 -Michigan State Univerity Botanical Gardens

It was soggy, freezing and dead. Sticks, brown seedheads attached to crumpled shrubs, leaves trapped under ice, and strands of what once were plants hanging off trellises.

But there were hopeful labels by each dead botanical, of names that were silly, wonderful and half in Latin, suggesting how lovely the dead things had been. And would be again, when the spring came back…

I imagined the plants coming back to life, and what their characters would be when they did. Here are some of them. They are shy but friendly once you get them chatting. I may have tweaked their names a bit… Five of these are based in Michigan. One (Maud in the summer) is based on an equally wintry Knightshayes, Devon 

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