Green Currency: Plants in the Economy
“Green Currency: Plants in the Economy” is the topic for an exhibition of original contemporary botanical artwork in the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery at the New York Botanical Garden, 200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard, Bronx, New York City, New York, now through July 31, 2011.
Organized and hosted by The New York Botanical Garden and curated by the American Society of Botanical Artists, this is the inaugural triennial exhibition of original contemporary botanical artwork to be held at the Garden. Featured are 43 artworks of plants used for medicine, food, clothing fuel, and shelter. Chosen for inclusion were artists from the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.
The Garden’s first ever juried botanical art exhibition, Green Currency is a visual exploration of the flowers, trees, fruits, and vegetables that suffuse every level of our global economy.
(Image of an heirloom tomato © 2009 Asuka Hishiki, courtesy of New York Botanical Garden)