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A Tree is a Kind of Big Flower accompanied the 2015 exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA

Daniel J Hinkley, plantsman writes:

“The works of Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace capture the improbable if not the impossible, the apprehension of not just a moment reflecting the magic and majesty of our natural world but the abduction and amplification of a precise moment of perfection. To say that the paragon of their subjects have been frozen in time implies incorrectly that what you observe in their work is not simply an expiration and preservation of a plant at its floral zenith. These flowers embody the mystery and beauty, comprehended and embraced by the artists, to such a degree that one might actually perceive its ultimate drop of petal, abscission of leaf or growth of root.”