collage and watercolor 2018 30”h, 22”w
The final piece in a twelve-part Tulipmania series is an assembly of the styles and materials used throughout the series and is a culmination of more than a year’s work and more time than that for research. The inspiration is a traditional Dutch, 17th century still life painting and the vase is inspired by a cabinet of curiosities. Parts of the ground, architecture, sky and flower are collaged with coloured prints of the tulip genome. Incorporating the genome sequence into the architecture enhances its impact on the history of scientific research.