In this lecture by local, award-winning botanical artist, Heeyoung Kim, talks about her initiative to document 200 native plants before they disappear.
Throughout time botanical artists have documented plants, carefully observing and recording live specimens. These works not only have an important place in art history but are also valuable resources for scientists studying plants that have disappeared and changes in our environment.
With educating the public about native plants and nature conservation in mind, Heeyoung has embarked on a new undertaking, Project 200, to document our native Midwestern plants at risk, before it’s too late.
In this lecture, Heeyoung will talk about Project 200, share her painting progress, historical botanical art collections of the past, and noteworthy contemporary botanical documentation projects by individuals and institutions of the world.