Sunday, July 4, 2010

July's "Cycling" Page

The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum opened to the public on July 2nd and my piece "Cycling" is front and center in the contemporary gallery!

The grand opening party is July 14th and I can not wait; it's going to be such a thrill to see this building in use and the exhibits are incredible, both the historic and contemporary - you must come visit if you're in northern Michigan.

"Cycling" is a beaded herbarium, showing the plant life on Mackinac throughout all the seasons. July is represented by the Wood Lily or Lilium philadephicum, a native perennial species, currently in bloom.

Here's the original inspiration photo, taken on a bike ride around the Island:

And the finished herbarium page:


  1. beautiful! heard about the museum opening on twitter - those who have visited already are enthusiastic.