Herbarium 004-003 Anchusa
This hand stitched one of a kind artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity.
004 - 003
Anchusa officinalis, Common bugloss, Alkanet
De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dimensions: plant 30 x 28 cm, off white background 35 x 44 cm.
Material: Cotton and polyester sewing yarn.
Artist: Imke van Boekhold.
This hand stitched artwork comes with an off-white background.
Suitable for framing and pinning straight onto the wall.
About the work:
A collection of dried plants; mounted, labelled and systematically arranged for botanical study.
For her graduation project, textile designer Imke van Boekhold reconstructed the flora of Foula, without visiting the remote Scottish island. Driven by patience and concentration, behind a sewing machine, she stitched a herbarium with polyester and cotton sewing yarn, creating the illusion of a collection of real dried plants.
Elaborating on this concept, Imke has expanded her textile herbarium with flora growing in places that fascinate her. In her collection you can find, among others, flora from the island Schiermonnikoog, her hometown of Maastricht, Utrecht and pieces of the Rotterdam urban flora, which she has exhibited in the Rotterdam Natural History Museum.
"I feel the importance to continue this project because knowledge on plants seems to disappear in my generation.''
- Designer/ Artist
- Imke Van Boekhold
- Country of Origin
- As new - unused