Physic Garden: Permanent Installation at High Museum of Art

Measuring 22 feet high by 17 feet wide with 475 plates, "Physic Garden" is my largest plate painting installation to date. Commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta,  it is permanently installed in their Margaretta Taylor Lobby.  The surface decoration for the plate painting is sourced from two Chelsea Factory plates that depict realistic flora and fauna in the “Hans Sloane” style of the early 1750s. The influential Chelsea Physic Garden, a botanical garden founded by the Society of Apothecaries in London in 1673, was leased by collector Hans Sloane and likely inspired neighboring Chelsea factory porcelain decorators.

The project was two years in the making, three months of painting and one day of install!