milly acharya botanical illustrations at Mann Library

nigellaI’m no art critic. But I am a big sucker for botanical illustration.

I had a few minutes to check out the exhibition at the Mann Library Gallery of works by Ithaca artist milly acharya this afternoon. If you’re in the area, go see them. If you’re not, check out her gallery. (Delphine: allez voient) Click on the image at right for a larger view of one of my favorites.

Botanical illustration can be dry. But acharya’s are filled with life. Plus, most of them are plants that I grow, as local plants are the focus of her work.

Another must-see at Mann: Chad Miller, one of our doctoral candidates in the Dept. of Horticulture will be giving a presentation on The Traveling Tulip this Sunday at noon. Be there or be square.

the traveling tulip

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5 thoughts on “milly acharya botanical illustrations at Mann Library”

  1. actually, milly really captures the growth character and directionality (sp?) of the plants in addition to accurately depicting the leaves and flowers… that’s a challenge!

  2. @Jackie: Please reconsider the word ‘directionality’, direction is the correct term, I really am disturbed by the hgtv programs making up words that grate on the nerves, this is a bugbear for people that grew up with the Queen’s english. Thank you so much.

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