Botanica, 2008-2010

"the will to grow, everywhere written large, and to grow at no matter what or whose expense."

Henry James

"The American Scene"

Macleaya cortada

Macleaya cortada, 2009

Manihot Esculenta

Manihot Esculenta, 2008

Canna 'Bronze baby'

Phormium tenax, 2008

Arrow Bamboo

Pseudosasa japonica, 2008


Bismarckia-nobilis, 2009

Perry's giant sunburst

Nelumbo nucifera, 2009

Castor bean

Ricinus Communis, 2009

Cup plant

Silphium perfoliatum, 2008


Carica papaya, 2008

Mexican sunflower

Tithonia rotundifolia, 2009


Canna Hybrid Pretoria, 2008

Castor oil tree

Kalopanax septemlobus, 2010

prairie dock

Silphium terebinthinaceum, 2009


Agave attenuata, 2009

canna grande

Canna-grande, 2009


Musa, 2008


Nelumbo speciosum, 2009

"Trees that of their own accord heave themselves into light's dominion without bearing fruit, yet joyful and strong, for the soil contains the power of creation."

Publius Vergilius Maro

"Virgil, Georgics, book II"


Quote research by Jónas Knútsson, with kind permission.

Prints exhibited at the Brooklyn Library, 2011. Prints in the collection of Johns Hopkins Children Hospital and private collections. Images appeared in CBS's Elementary, Season 3 Episode 6 , 2014 and Elementary, Season 2 Episode 1, 2013