Special new artworks based on lichen and moss specimens from the surrounding Tywi valley by Sarah Rhys
Cryptic Landscape refers to the miniature and mysterious botanical worlds of lichen and moss.
These organisms are also cryptogams* which mean their reproduction is often unseen, Linnaeus described this category as ‘hidden marriage’.
Sarah, has been observing and collecting lichen and moss specimens from the surrounding Tywi valley area and working with them creating artworks; including small porcelain slip casts and handmade film in tandem to continuing research with the collections and conservation methods at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
The work will be on display in the Apothecary from Nov 12th to 31st January 2022
*The Swedish botanist Linnaeus (1707-78) coined the term cryptogam
(from the ancient Greek kryptos, “hidden” + gamos “to marry”)
We are a charity that receives financial support from the Welsh Government.
We are extremely thankful to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and all those who play the National Lottery, for supporting the Botanic Garden’s five-year landscape restoration project.
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