Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nancy Cook exhibit displayed at the N.C. Botanical Garden

Art and public gardens go together. People enjoy viewing art inspired by the endless forms and colors of nature, and so to use public gardens as venues for the display of art comes naturally.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden DeBerry Gallery for Botanical Art and Illustration currently houses an outstanding textile art exhibit, Seed Play, by Nancy G. Cook through Feb. 27.
Nancy Cook, internationally exhibited artist from Charlotte, creates realistic images of natural objects in a highly exaggerated scale with textiles, ink and thread. Seed Play—a series exploring the architecture of seeds in a whole-cloth quilt format—focuses on tree and shrub seeds and fruits as metaphors for life's riches. Working directly from collected specimens, Cook's designs are based on research and detailed sketches.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is located off of the US 15-501/NC 54 bypass (Fordham Blvd.) in Chapel Hill. For more information, call (919) 962-0522 or visit the website.

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