Propogating Eden


On View: March 6 – April 19, 2008
Curated By: Pari Stave and Matthew Zucker

Open press release
Open brochure with curatorial essay
Open touring brochure with curatorial essay

Propagating Eden presented wide-ranging examples of historical and contemporary work in which botanists, printers and artists have employed nature printing techniques. Nature printing is defined as the technique of making impressions either directly or indirectly from natural objects.

Dating from the mid 18th century to the present, the works in Propagating Eden included important scientific botanical treatises illustrated with nature-printed specimens, as well as works by contemporary artists who mine the potential of natural forms incorporating them into their work for expressive purposes, and thus demonstrating how nature printing has evolved with advances in print technologies.