London Craft Week 2022 with Design Nation
Photo by Yeshen Venema

 

 

Photo by Yeshen Venema
Photo by Yeshen Venema
Photo by Yeshen Venema

Anne McKenzie Botanic Calligraphic Art

 

My art combines the observational skills of botanical art with the emotional responsiveness of calligraphy.  I am inspired by visual meditative traditions where every brushstroke matters as this focus leads to unselfconscious expression.​

 

My intention is to convey the beauty, delight, mystery and wonder of the world’s precious plants and render their image in a sacred, prayerful format that references Shodo.   With 40% of the worlds’ plants at risk of extinction, it is timely to paint these visual prayers.

 

My banners can be hung as standalone pieces or arranged in installations.  These roll down gardens of paper play with the light and sway gently in response to the breezes we create by moving through them.  I would like people to experience moments of peace in these installations, and in so doing, to discover and reflect upon the beauty and importance of the plant world.

Photography by www.Yeshen.uk