52 KarenAustin

61 Karen Austin Paper Plants – Peperomia sp. #1, 2020Intaglio collagraph, 12 x 12cm This work presents an exploration of the possibilities of the creative collagraph. It also draws on the long traditions of botanical illustration whereby images were constructed in the pursuit of scientific inquiry and the role of art was to make science visible. In addition to science, images also serve art as a way to construct meaning and communicate concepts. Rather than an accurate portrayal of the characteristics of a particular specimen. This work is an interpretative image in which art prevails over the aims of science.Current bid as at 3:30pm 13 November 2020: $20