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Das entdeckte Geheimniss der Natur im Bau und i...

Das entdeckte Geheimniss der Natur im Bau und i.

The Scientific and Anatomical Illustrations of Katie Scott: katie_scott_7_20111219_1104387163.jpg

The Scientific and Anatomical Illustrations of Katie Scott

Cacti by Katie Scott – one of my favorite plants. It's amazing how many different shapes, colours and sizes cacti come in. It's very simple, shape pattern and colour, and it works for the kind of plant being documented, a very simple looking plant.

National Museum of Natural History is building a database of botanical illustrations curated by the department's scientific illustrator, Alice Tangerini.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Botany Dept; Illustrations Neomammillaria macracantha (Cactaceae) by Mary Emily Eaton

Botanical paper artist Kate Kato (previously) continues to use found and recycled paper to build intricate natural dioramas. A buzzing hive of bees makes a home in a matchbox, vintage books are overgrown with paper fungi and colorful wildflowers, and a shadow box is filled with butterflies and beetles. Rather than striving for exact scientific replication, Kato allows the original material to show through, lending a spirit of handcrafted whimsy to her work. Some of the pieces seen here can…

Botanical paper artist Kate Kato (previously) continues to use found and recycled paper to build intricate natural dioramas. A buzzing hive of bees makes a home in a matchbox, vintage books are overgrown with paper fungi and colorful wildflowers, and a shadow box is filled with butterflies and beetles. Rather than striving for exact scientific replication, Kato allows the original material to show through, lending a spirit of handcrafted whimsy to her work. Some of the pieces seen here can…

Scientific illustrators aid scientists in their research, and, in doing so, create works of art. This illustration - Annona cherimola (Annonaceae) by Diane Robertson - is part of a database accessible to all. #seriouslyamazing

Scientific illustrators aid scientists in their research, and, in doing so, create works of art. This illustration - Annona cherimola (Annonaceae) by Diane Robertson - is part of a database accessible to all.

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