There once was a day when a subscription to a magazine meant receiving heavy volumes with block printed text on hand pressed paper with hand coloured illustrations.Curtis’s Botanical Magazine is one of the worlds beautiful series of botanical study and art. Just a selection of these volumes will set you back a mere $15592 US. First published in 1787 it continued in print for the next 220 years; some 10,000 botanical illustrations in over 200 volumes.
Curtis and the golden magazine
“There were also with him other little ships” “…even though it be in a little ship.., we may not make sure of fair weather, for great storms may toss the vessel which carries the Lord himself, and we must not expect to find the sea less boisterous around our little boat… and when the waves are rough to him, they will be rough to us. It is by tempest and tossing that we shall come to land, as he did before us.”Charles Spurgeon
Botanical artist John Gist’s recent work caught my eye at The 13th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition at the The Horticultural Society …