The University Record, November 13, 2000

Photo story: ‘Plant Life’ opens Nov. 18

‘Plant Life: Works from the Permanent Collections,’ an exhibition featuring botanically-inspired prints and photographs from the Museum of Art collection, will be on display Nov. 18–Jan. 21 in the Museum’s Works on Paper Gallery. Shown above is William Lemke’s ‘Dead Tree, Monument Valley,’ 1982 gelatin silver print.

Plant forms have had a lasting presence in the visual arts. From the reeds and barley that circle the base of the ancient Mesopotamian Uruk vase to modern interpretations of Van Gogh’s convoluted sunflowers, the implications of plant imagery range from fertile and pure to exotic and even mad.

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Photo courtesy Museum of Art