Shilin Hora

Love Song to the Velvet Leaf Plant
mixed media botanical box: Botanical litter-fall, antique gold color vintage thread, re-purposed frame
10 x 10 x 1.5 in. | Sold

Shilin Hora explores ideas about our relationship to place and the natural environment through installations, prints, and sculpture. Hora is widely known for her Botanical Boxes, sculptural works inspired by natural history museum displays, and 19th century Wardian cases used by botanists to import foreign plant species to Europe. Seeds are dried, arranged, and placed behind glass, emphasizing their unique inherent qualities. Hora has strict commitments to conservation and sustainability. She utilizes re-purposed and reclaimed materials to house her seed collections, becoming part of a larger ecological narrative.

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