This display of 40 meticulous botanical illustrations is designed to introduce the public to the most imperiled plants in Colorado and educate them on the importance of protecting them.
In RARE II, visitors will see forty of the hundred and twenty one globally imperiled plants from the Colorado Master Plant List prepared by the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. All artwork was reviewed while in the working stage by a botanist and a nationally known botanical artist, to aid the artist in botanical accuracy and aesthetics. These artworks are realistic portrayals of plants, their flowers, fruiting bodies, seeds, roots and pollinators.
Each piece is scientifically accurate, ensuring all aspects are true reflections of the plant portrayed. Modern elements of light, depth, composition and increased 3-dimensionality grow the tradition. The resulting renderings are exquisitely detailed, able to illustrate far more detail than found in photographs.
Check out RARE II from May 6th - August 6th, 2017, located in the Woodward Special Exhibition Gallery. This new exhibit is included with your general admission to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.