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WILDFLOWERS OF TIBET
The collection includes 35 watercolors of wildflowers growing at elevations between 11,000-17,000 feet in Eastern Tibet. It is believed that these are the first botanical illustrations done in this geographical area. They represent a number of plants that have been used for centuries by local nomads for their medicinal properties, as well as plants of unusual beauty.

PRIVATE GARDENS OF
HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
The northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh features wide plains, lush river valleys, and Himalayan foothills. This state is home to Tibet’s exiled government, and hosts the Dalai Lama’s private residence and monastery in the small mountain town of Dharamsala. Th is collection includes paintings from the private gardens of Indian citizens, as well as 14 paintings from the garden of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

THE SPIRIT OF THE GARDEN
An exhibit of paintings from various peace gardens and spiritual locations. This collection currently includes:

  • Lotus Garden in Chengdu, China
  • The private garden of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Shalimar Gardens, Kashmir
  • Other gardens to be announced

BOTANICAL ART AS CULTURAL DIPLOMACY
Botanical illustrators traveled to the South Pacific and Asia with the great European explorers from 1600-1800. They brought back thousands of drawings and paintings - the first glimpses of life at the edge of the world, expanding the cultural consciousness of Europeans to include people and environments thousands of miles away.

BLUE
The color blue appears in spectacular variations in nature. Shown as a collection, this set of blue flowers illuminates the beauty and power of many flower varieties. The collection currently includes: iris, delphinium, blue orchid, forget-me-not, and poppy.