|The Botanical Artists selected by the RHS to exhibit at their Autumn Botanical Art Show 2014|
- from Bath, Cornwall and Lincolnshire (England)Midlothian (Scotland)Powys (Wales),
and Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, South Africa and the USA (Maine and Florida)
More from the artists and photographers whose work was submitted and selected for last week's Royal Horticultural Society Exhibitions of Botanical Art and Botanical Photography - with a view to winning those all important RHS Medals!
RHS Botanical PhotographyI viewed the Botanical Photography first (displayed on the Mezzanine level in the Lawrence Hall for anybody who missed it). This is always exhibited at one of the RHS exhibitions in October - usually the Autumnal colours rather than the Harvest themed.
Four Gold Medals were won as follows.
|GOLD MEDAL: Kobaimo - Japanese Endemic Fritillaria by Laurence Hill |
It's not really bendy - it's just my camera trying to get it all in!
His display played tribute to:
- shashin - which relates to how images were created as prints and the incredible importance of demonstrating authenticity - of having handled the plant
- Iinuma Yokusai - a Honzu-Gaku (Herbal doctors) of the late-Edo period who was responsible for the publication of the first botanical book in Japan - the Somoku-dzusetsu (an iconography of herbaceous and woody plants of Japan)
|Two of the exhibits in Kobaimo - Japanese Endemic Fritillaria by Laurence Hill|
|GOLD MEDAL WINNER: The Art of Plants by Nigel Chapman|
|GOLD MEDAL WINNER: Past Perfect by Polina Plotnikova|
The fourth Gold Medal was won by Plants (in this instance "Lichens on Flint") by J Cassidy Photography (Cambridgeshire).