“My head runs all upon the works of God in nature. It is through that telescope I see God in his glory.” John Bartram, December 3, 1762
It’s only taken 250 plus years. And then only after a devastating storm, to begin the process of regeneration and renewal. I viewed it as a fortuitous and timely sequence of events.
The Exhibit was entitled Bartram’s Boxes Remix!
My work on the introduction and cataloguing of new North American species of plants is celebrated in this unique exhibition. Artists from around the world were solicited for proposals that would use material collected from devastation wrought in my garden by a severe weather event.
These proposals and the juried exhibition that followed were the results of that solicitation. The exhibit was brilliant.
The Center for Art in Wood is the organization responsible for this outstanding display. Its headquarters is just around the corner from Betsy Ross and her exhibit based on the introduction of the colors and construction of the American Flag. They are both worth your interest and time.