. . . a bit like me:
Botanical illustration above is from the current solo show by K. T. Doyle now showing at the Myrtle Street Studio - blog here. We bought the first impression of the 'bunya seed suite" yesterday, the didactic is a small downloadable .pdf - here. I can bet just about everyone saw the bromeliad (the familiar shape of the stem and buds), I just saw the X shape first and then the rest of the vector-based design.
The solo show is entitled Collected Patterns; The botany of Walter Hill. New paper and textile-based works using the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens, specifically plants cultivated there during the curatorship of Walter Hill (1856–1881). Both Barbara and I are members of the Australian Garden History Society, we have both had significant experiences with the plants and spaces in the gardens themselves; for Barbara it was where she moored her boat when she first came to Brisbane, for me it was where my early birthday parties were held and then while at art school we used the Gardens as our art resource, our playground and our meeting places. K. T. has achieved much with this show and has also been asked to do an illustrated talk of these works and more at a future AGHS meeting in 2011. Letterpress prints, digital prints, textile works and postcard-sized letterpress prints are available for sale from the 5th–12th March 2011.