Mark Dion is in the studio today stamping prints in his new portfolio Herbarium which has been published by Graphicstudio. Herbarium is currently being shown at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL. The exhibition called Now What is on display for just a few more days, through March 13th, so catch it while you can!
A selection from Mark Dion’s portfolio Herbarium
Hand painted acrylic wash, spitbite aquatint, à la poupée photogravure, with hand applied letterpress labels and stamps
7 images in bleach stained folio
16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
Dion’s Herbarium is a set of seven (7) photogravure prints inspired by the work of Henry Perrine (1797-1840), a pioneer in subtropical botany. Perrine was among the first American naturalists to note the vast agricultural potential in Florida. However, his work was cut short as he met his untimely death at the hands of Seminoles Indians who murdered him and then burned down his research facility. In the fire, many of his invaluable marine algae specimens were lost. Mark Dion’s Herbarium suite includes representations of the few remaining specimens salvaged from Perrine’s herbarium.