by Chloe McCarrick
Cyanotype, Handmade Paper
38.5 cm x 38.5 cm (inc frame)
Price includes the frame
This artwork was inspired by Maria Sibylla Merian, a pioneering woman in art, science, and business.
From an early age Merian was an accomplished painter of flowers and insects and an entomologist, possessing a great ability to move between art and science. Fusing artistic endeavour and nature observation, her fascinating paintings defied Victorian categorisation. They are a fitting monument to such an unusual figure whose life, too, was a blaze of colour making her one of the greatest artist‑naturalists of her time.