Wild Hour
Wild Hour
$160.00

Wild Hour

Wild Hour

By artist: Catherine Nieto Napierai

Haiku Herbarium, 500 x 700mm

This Creation is a marriage between a Haiku and an herbarium. it presents a praise of the vegetal time… Haiku: A Japanese verse form most often composed, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. A haiku often features an image, meant to depict the essence of a specific moment in time. In 1905, the french man Paul-Louis Couchoud became one of the first European translators of the form. This poetic form is common and used by many French poets. That is why this Haiku is written in French, in my native language. Herbarium: collection of pressed plants used for the study of botany.

About the artist.

Travel, encounters and nature, these three words characterise Catherine completely. Catherine was born in France, she has travelled many lands and lived on different continents. Catherine believes in the ""butterfly effect"", a chemist by training, chain reactions have led her from the pharmaceutical world to the world of travel, to the world of plants. Through her meetings with different ethnic groups in the Amazon, Andean communities with whom Catherine collaborated, Catherine was able to observe the knowledge of plants of these peoples. A revelation! Medicine, food and the environment are fundamental to these people, who are steeped in nature. Catherine learns botany, herbalism... The plant world completely captures her. During her training in botany, Catherine made at least a hundred academic herbariums. The contact with plants has become organic, their observation, their conservation... Catherine is immersed in this world, the relationship with plants has become sensual, the colours, the smells, the touch are omnipresent... The plant world communicates, beyond words. The creation and the creativity of Mother Nature invites itself in Catherine's life. It is here in Australia that Catherine decided to create Botanicatopia, as a field of exploration, a laboratory of creation with plants, her creative herbariums try to connect us more, to create emotion, to make us more aware of the plant world.

Collection or delivery times.

This item is part of the Plant Empire Garden Art Exhibition, showing from 2-8 October 2021. Exhibition items are available online and in-store, and in the unlikely event that a customer purchases the item in-store at the same time as it is sold online, we will refund the online purchase. Thank you in advance for your understanding if this situation does occur. Exhibition pieces will be available for collection in-store from 9-13 October, or we can arrange for it to be delivered to you using either Australia Post or a courier service at additional charge. Please let us know by email if you would like us to calculate delivery for you prior to purchase.