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The Botanist's Notebook by Krista Anandakuttan 2009

The Botanist’s Notebook by Krista Anandakuttan 2009

Aren’t the best-loved books dog-eared and smudged? I once painted a notebook and page of pressed waterlilies and indigo–

Years later (now) I entered it in an exhibit celebrating books.

Here is “The Botanist’s Notebook” gouache on paper. Cast shadows, smudges and rust, specks of pollen, rendered in paint.

“Bibliophoria” at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Juror Mary K. Austen from The San Francisco Center for the Book

I’ll be participating in the free Street Printing Festival June 28