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Kurt Jackson's Botanical Landscape
Kurt Jackson's Botanical Landscape

Kurt Jackson's Botanical Landscape

By Kurt Jackson, Foreword by Tim Smit, Introduction by Robert Macfarlane

ART

160 Pages, 9 x 10.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $69.99 (US $69.99) (CA $93.99)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781848223226

Rights: US, CA & CN

Lund Humphries (Jun 2019)

Price: $69.99
 
 

Overview

Kurt Jackson's Botanical Landscape is a new collection of poems, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and printmaking by the artist and staunch environmentalist: responses to his engagement with and rich experience within the natural world of flora. From day-to-day plants—weeds, the flowers in the hedge, familiar trees, and the vegetable garden—to the more unusual, twisted forms and strange fruit of the undergrowth, Jackson's works celebrate the staggering diversity of the plant kingdom. For the art enthusiast, the naturalist, the gardener, and the armchair horticulturist, Kurt Jackson's Botanical Landscape maps a particularly expressive communion with nature and offers a unique and beguiling interpretation of the natural world.

Author Biography

British artist Kurt Jackson's practice involves both plein air and studio work and embraces an extensive range of materials and techniques, including mixed media, large canvases, printmaking and sculpture. He has been Artist-in-Residence on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, at the Eden Project, and at Glastonbury Festival since 1999, and he is an Honorary Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford University, while also holding an Honorary Doctorate from Exeter University for his services to the arts. Robert Macfarlane is an award-winning travel writer. He is the author of Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination (2003) The Wild Places (2007) and The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot (2012). Tim Smit is Director of the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Co-founder of the Eden Project.