Fiona Strickland is among the leading contemporary botanical artists selected to feature in Phaidon's forthcoming publication Plant: Exploring the Botanical World, which celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants from across the globe, and their fascinating influence on our history and culture. Spanning the centuries from ancient stone carvings to contemporary photography, 300 artworks are depicted in complementary or contrasting pairs, including works by artists such as Redouté, Brassaï, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Mapplethorpe, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Irving Penn, alongside that of botanical illustrators Ferdinand Bauer, Arthur Harry Church, Ernst Haeckel, Margaret Mee, Sydney Parkinson, Stella Ross-Craig and Pandora Sellars.
Representing Fiona Strickland is her detailed portrait Rhododendron ‘Horizon Monarch’, which depicts an unusual specimen from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. Winner of ‘Best in Show’ at the Annual International Exhibition of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Horticultural Society of New York in 2015, the painting will be included in Strickland’s upcoming solo show, The Vital Moment, opening in the gallery in October 2016.
Plant: Exploring the Botanical World by Phaidon editors, with an introduction by James Compton is published by Phaidon on 3 October 2016
Hardback £39.95 | 300 colour & black and white illustrations | 352 pages | 290 x 250 mm
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