Seeing Plants through Botanical Illustration


Session Title:

  • The Ecosophic World: Plants and Microbial Agencies

Presentation Title:

  • Seeing Plants through Botanical Illustration



  • This paper describes the authors´ interest in raising awareness about plants. For around 30 years they have been creating media artworks that connect plants and humans, in an effort to create more attention towards the vegetal world. The paper starts with recent findings on plant intelligence and then provides a historic overview of plant illustration as a means to study and understand plants. The authors also describe their own fidings during botanical illustration and investigate how this knowledge can be used for media art connecting humans and plants.