Cabinet of Curiosities

I have been interested in early natural history painting from the era when science and art were truly one, and botanical paintings did the recording work of a camera. Made with a scanner, these images have been influenced by the way those botanists and artists alike blended myth, observation and varied levels of artistry to depict natural subject matter. 

Some of these scanographs are deliberately fanciful fabrications staged as “Just So Stories” in the tradition of Rudyard Kipling’s, “How the Leopard Got Its Spots” - offering possible explanations for how a plant evolved.