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Journey of Plants


Museum De Buitenplaats

Patty Wageman, Director, Eelde, The Netherlands


An exhibition of seven artists' work from around the world to illuminate the journey of plants through botanical art. Artists included are: Beverly Allen, Australia, Helen Allen, UK, Mieko Ishikawa, Japan, Jee-yeon Koo, Korea, Vicki Thomas, South Africa, Anita Walsmit-Sachs, the Netherlands, and Carol Woodin, US. 

Zea mays 'Glass Gem', watercolor on Kelmscott vellum, ©2018 C.Woodin  I grew this Glass Gem corn so I could paint it. I had seen it in photos and the color seemed beyond belief. True to form though, it ripened in rainbow colors, in a variety of combinations, each ear different. It takes a long time to ripen in NY State, but a few ears did ripen before winter. And I went out to the garden in February when there was a brief melt-off of snow, to clean up the standing stalks of corn. What a surprise to find beautiful colorful ears of corn still on the stalks!

Zea mays 'Glass Gem', watercolor on Kelmscott vellum, ©2018 C.Woodin

I grew this Glass Gem corn so I could paint it. I had seen it in photos and the color seemed beyond belief. True to form though, it ripened in rainbow colors, in a variety of combinations, each ear different. It takes a long time to ripen in NY State, but a few ears did ripen before winter. And I went out to the garden in February when there was a brief melt-off of snow, to clean up the standing stalks of corn. What a surprise to find beautiful colorful ears of corn still on the stalks!