Art at BTI
A special Art at BTI edition of Breaking Ground.
Dead Plant Wisdom: Exploring identity, colonialism and climate change through art and herbaria.
In conversation with Zachari Logan and Fay-Wei Li
Canadian artist Zachari Logan, inspired in part by the botanical preservations and drawings of Mary Delany, creates often large-scale drawings and ceramic works exploring themes of self-discovery, identity, memory and place. BTI’s Fay-Wei Li will discuss both his own experiences working with herbaria, as well as their history, and how these repositories can be used to document climate change, track pathogens, and even identify new species. Art and Science come together, as we engage around historic herbaria- collections of preserved plant specimens, and how they’ve inspired contemporary art and research.