Daily Archives: 15th of May 2011

An Artist of the Botanical World

Collage “In the late 18th century, the twice-widowed Mary Delany created nearly a thousand breathtakingly beautiful and intricate paper “mosaicks” of flowers. Glued onto black backgrounds, they were not only stunning but also botanically precise. Mrs. D., as her latest biographer, the poet Molly Peacock, sometimes calls her, began this project in her early 70s and only stopped roughly 10 years later, in 1783, when her eyesight declined. Today the collages reside in the British Museum…”

Read more: New York Times – An Artist of the Botanical World