In upcoming blog entries I’m going to pair my photographs of flowers with botanical illustrations created by women who were both amateur botanists and early natural history painters (whom you’ve probably never heard of). Because I use flower photographs in my larger compositions, I rarely feature them as stand-alone images. This gives me the opportunity to share them alongside the work of other women whom I admire and have been influenced by.
Physalis, Winter Cherry (paper collage), Mary Delaney, 1700-88
Dandelion with a Moth, Margaretha Barbara Dietzsch, 1741-1784
Dandelion with a Moth, Margaretha Barbara Dietzsch, 1741-1783