(SEM 1126) Plants in Poetry and Art
Explore the poetic side of plants and their place in world iconography, mythology, and artistic expression. Beginning with Eden’s forbidden fruit, and on through the musings of the Persian mystics, the botanically intricate medieval Unicorn Tapestries, and the modern art of Andy Goldsworthy, botanical symbols and subjects will guide classroom discussion and activities. Using plants as metaphor and medium for artistic creation, group and individual projects will include creative writing, designing floral crowns, constructing various musical instruments such as reed flutes, and experimenting with natural dyes and sculptures. Intimate exposure to subject matter will involve all six senses.