Friday, February 2 2018 thru Saturday, April 7 2018
Molly Wood created Fatal Flora based on her interest in Renaissance women with knowledge of botanicals, who could use the same plants to both nurture and poison. These women were often perceived as threats to medics and clerics and accused of witchcraft.
Wood uses complex, potentially toxic plants that were present in women's Renaissance medicinal gardens. Their appearance and potency change drastically as they grow.When possible, Wood grew the plants herself.
These large-scale photographs let viewers examine every detail. Wood used only natural light and styled them like Dutch still-life paintings.
Wood sees botanicals as metaphors for her life. Situations that can be nurturing and healthy can also become toxic.
Join us for an Artist’s Reception on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Event Category: North Gallery Exhibits