EVERY LEAF & TWIG ANDREW WYETH’S BOTANICAL IMAGINATION
This book and exhibition tell the story of the pictorial possibilities Andrew Wyeth found in the fragile rhythms and intimate dramas of plant life. The spectacular watercolors and drawings within, most of which have never been seen before, show an artist engaged with the history of botanical art, sensitive to the cycles of the natural world, and reimagining the trees and flowers he encountered in his walks to serve his goals as an artist. As visionary and poetic responses rather than scientific illustrations, they reveal an insufficiently understood aspect of the work of an iconic American artist – an especially timely one as the web of botanical relationships that inspired Wyeth is being impacted by rapid changes in the very ecosystems he inhabited.
Included are essays by Amy C. Morey, William L. Coleman, and Lauren Stockwell