Arboretum: Botany, Genetics, Enchanted Forests, and Designed Garden Spaces
The importance of trees goes way beyond their mythology. The rich ecosystems within old growth forests are expansively diverse and complex. The woodlands help provide infinite habitats for creatures, support highways of connective fungal networks which transport energy, nutrients, and information through the forest floor. Here in the forest, we find elements that house the fundamental basis for new medicines, natural chemicals, unique food sources, seeds and species that are found nowhere else on earth.
The Arboretum Exhibition features original and framed work by 70 creatives from around the world. The work includes illustrations, small drawings, plein air paintings, and expressive botanical images that explore the botany of trees, natural patterns, curated spaces, mythology in the forest.