A great passion of mine lies in gathering, foraging and documenting wild herbaceous flora from diverse urban and rural habitats in the various places I happen to live and work in. I have also been working with botanists who generously collected wild herbaceous plants for me or offered access to dried plant specimens from existing herbarium collections. My largest compendium of such plants is here represented in four Lone Valley Herbarium Scolls which honour not only my first homeland but also a collaboration with the German botanist Dr. Hermann Muhle who gathered, compiled and botanized the 174 plants that are here illustrated in watercolour media and media-specific brushes on Mulberry tree paper; each scroll measures 10 meter in length and 46 cm in width. These vertically exhibited works are each scrolled out of a wooden box and, depending on the height of gallery, some of their length stays rolled up in their box on the gallery floor. This year, from September 8th through October 8th in 2023, I was happy to present these scrolls at the Doris Crowston Gallery in Sechelt, BC, generously presented by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council.
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