‘Botanica extincti’ etchings with name tags, 2019

‘Botanica extincti’ etchings with name tags, 2019

Botanica extincti highlights Australia’s iconic eucalypts and plants which are endangered by climate change, pest animals and weeds, and even new technology which can initiate re-classifications. It is inspired by the work of my botanist aunt SGM (Maisie) Carr (nee Fawcett) who researched eucalypts from 1958 to 1988.  The works includes linocuts and some of Masie’s botanical material which demonstrates the interdependence of science and art in the 1900s, and the aesthetic beauty of the scientific material. Maisie was renowned for her research for the Soil Conservation Board on the Bogong High Plains which lead to cattle being removed from the plains. Maisie was part of the Her Place Women’s Museum and Women of the Land in 2017.

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Marion Manifold_Botanica_Extincti_etchings_corymbia_ficifolia
Marion Manifold_Botanica_Extincti_etchings_eucalyptus_morrissi
Marion Manifold_Botanica_Extincti_etchings_eucalyptus_melliodora
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Marion Manifold_Botanica_Extincti_etchings_eucalyptus_botryoides
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