Visiting artist to the Herbarium

On Wednesday we had a visitor the herbarium-Moira Carter. She is an artist who has worked on the Iraqi Flora Project at Kew Botanic Gardens.

The previous day I had gotten out a variety of unusual looking seed pods for her to draw.

Here is some of her work:

Drawing of a horn nut, and unusual looking seed that looks very much like a bull’s head.

Martynia, or Devil’s Claw.

A drawing of

Thanks for visiting Moira!

You can see Moira’s illustrations for the Iraqi Flora Project here.

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About Gina Allnatt

I have just finished a year long traineeship as a Biology Curator at Manchester Museum. I am currently a research and curation volunteer in the Entomology and Botany departments. -Gina Allnatt
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2 Responses to Visiting artist to the Herbarium

  1. Moira Carter says:

    My favourite drawing last week was the legume with the black and yellow seeds.
    I think your blog is brilliant… have been looking at several other entries and wondered what the art student came up with last February.

  2. rogersforge says:

    The large seed pod in the left forground front of your photo, have you a species or common name of the tree it is from?? I have just been given one and have been searching for a reference, mine is about 200mm long 8 inches. Kind regards.. Roger Lee

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