Green Fingers: Why care about botanical art when we can so easily take photos of everything with our phones? Hong Kong native horticulturalist and artist Mark Isaac-Williams believes photography can never replace botanical art: in photographs, there will always be shadows obscuring parts of the plant. It’s only in botanical illustrations where the whole of the plant is properly and carefully presented.
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden is currently hosting Green Fingers, Artist’s Hands, a solo exhibition by Mark Isaac-Williams, who joined the Kadoorie Farm in 1979 and established the Orchid Haven. After his retirement, he stayed as an artist-in-residence until the age of 81. This collection of drawing focuses on orchids, and represents Isaac-Williams over 50 years of experience of observing and exploring the beauty of botany.
Where? Art House, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Lam Kam Road, Tai Po
When? Now through August 31, 2021
How much? An admission fee of HK$30 is charged for entering the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
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