Florilegium: Creating A Plant Compendium
ART AND DESIGN 352
Stamps School of Art and Design
In this course, students will create a handmade book of drawings and paintings inspired by a semester-long investigation into wide-ranging topics relating to plants, art, design, and nature. In developing their compendium, students will draw inspiration from the ways artists engage with the shapes, life systems, and cultural meanings of plant life, while incorporating hands-on fieldwork, library research, and studio activity.
Really going out and looking at plants, collecting plants, identifying plants… is key to really having any effect on climate change because we’re acknowledging nature. We really need to get people to recognize what we have.
Professor Cathy Barry
Walkthrough The Florilegium Portion of Curriculum / Collection With Us
A series of videos will take you on a deep dive into the works on view as part of the Florilegium course in Curriculum / Collection.Watch Videos
Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Endowment Fund, and P.J. and Julie Solit.