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Art & Botany: 'Lightweeds' & Illuminated 'Trees'

October 18, 2012
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London-based artist Simon Heijdens grows plants out of light—illuminated trees, weeds, and flowers with limbs and leaves that flutter, grow, and propagate. And he plants them in unexpected places—not a forest or a park, but an indoor room or a concrete corner. He's interested in nature's fluctuating narrative of growth and decay, and his work transposes these interactions onto constructed environments.

Art & Botany: Xavier Dumont's Twig-Charmed Furniture

August 09, 2012
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Xavier Dumont’s hand-sculpted furniture pieces twist with an organic elegance that looks like he willed the branches to weave themselves into loose shapes. Those natural forms wind up resembling a desk, easel, mirror frame, arbor, or bench. 

Art & Botany: Ellsworth Kelly's Plant Drawings

July 26, 2012
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When Ellsworth Kelly debuted in the art world in late-1940s Paris, he launched a career that would become synonymous with bold, geometric paintings and abstract sculpture. But while the museum-public was viewing his panels of saturated color, Mr. Kelly, now 89, was pursuing a second, lesser-known study—drawings of plants. An exhibit of this work, spanning six decades, is currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Field Recordings at the Hort

June 18, 2012
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This article was originally published as "Stop. Look. Listen." in our June 2012 issue.

Miranda Lichtenstein's Screen Shadows

May 30, 2012
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"Untitled #2 (Fruit)" Miranda Lichtenstein’s work explores our often tenuous relationship with our environment. 

Carved Books

May 01, 2012
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Art + Botany: Wave Hill's Wild Garden Exhibit

April 12, 2012
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A new exhibit explores the garden as inspiration. Tending Toward the Untamed: Artists Respond to the Wild Garden offers new work by eight artists in a variety of media including painting, animation, photography, and sculpture. The show explores the relationship between natural abandon and horticultural order as it grows in Wave Hill, a garden in the Bronx, New York, that overlooks the Hudson River.

Art + Botany: Plants in Peril

March 15, 2012
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If you're in or around London this weekend, consider a visit to Plants in Peril and Losing Paradise, two exhibitions at Kew Botanical Gardens. Curated from the Shirley Sherwood Collection at Kew, the exhibition emphasizes plants from South Africa, a continent with the greatest diversity of flora and the highest numbers of plants headed for extinction.