MF Cardamone Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Printed on recycled paper.
MF Cardamone (American, b. 1958) collaborates with botanical gardens, environmental organizations, and nature preserves around the world, encouraging the public to get involved with plants through her educational and entertaining art. Projects have taken her to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Amazon Basin in Peru, and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida.
She documents her love of nature in the style of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century botanical illustration, with a contemporary eye on the relationships between plants and people. Her deft touch in scientific presentation has its roots in her studies at the Barnes Foundation Arboretum School in Pennsylvania. Facing the restoration of a large garden at her new home, she enrolled in a three-year horticultural program. While working on the garden, she immersed herself in plants and their histories, studying Chinese medicine as well.
For her artwork, she collects plant specimens and presses them using traditional herbarium techniques, then incorporates regional iconography, including medicinal and spiritual uses of the plant when possible. MF Cardamone lives and works in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Arborvitae with Teapot
Mint with Boat
Mr. ZZ Pansyman
Sunflower with Clock