Ceramics

Sculpture from the Plant Cure project.

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Roots of Pelargonium sidoides

Ceramic Sculpture

This piece is a further development of ceramic sculpture begun during the artist’s residency at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) as part of the Plant Cure project. The roots of this specific type of pelargonium plant were used for treatment of respiratory and other types of illnesses in traditional medicine practice of South Africa, the original habitat of this species. These plants are now commercially grown for their roots, which are used in modern allopathic respiratory treatment. The idea to create three-dimensional forms, with the roots enlarged was inspired by the Auzoux plant models in the library at BBG.

6.5 x 8 x 10 inches

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Flower Umbrel of Pelargonium sidoides

Ceramic sculpture, mixed media stem, wood base.

This piece is a further development of ceramic sculpture begun during the artist’s residency at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) as part of the Plant Cure Project. The flowers of Pelargonium sidoides are very small, as with many of the “scented geranium” (pelargonium) plants, from which cultivars with larger flower umbrels were developed. The idea to create three-dimensional forms, with the flowers enlarged 5 – 10 times was inspired by the Auzoux plant models in the library at BBG.

7 x 8 x 10 inches

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