Gallery Talk with Anna Laurent
Wednesday, January 18, 10:00AM-12:00PM
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
Free with Garden Admission
Learn more about the process of capturing exquisite details of seeds from artist Anna Laurent. We’ll also discuss the collaboration between the artist and the UC Botanical Garden and some of the plants that were collected.
Anna Laurent is an artist with a unique insight into the natural world. In her series Dispersal, she explores the myriad forms through which plants reproduce. To the uninitiated, Laurent’s close up portraits of flora and seeds could easily be mistaken for works of abstract art or images of contemporary sculpture. From samples collected as far afield as Hawaii and Kurdistan, Laurent’s work serves as a stunning reminder of the diversity, beauty and fragility of the natural world.