Marsha Boston
American, born January 1, 1945

As the world continues to rely on more and more technology, Marsha Boston uses painting to connect with an earlier time when plants were sacred and shamans were considered healers. Her abstracted botanical illustrations in watercolor and ink celebrate nature, its power and its mysteries in the face of technology at a time when chemicals and genetic modification encroach into the food supply. With delicate, translucent washes she illustrates medicinal plants indigenous to California or the effects of oil spills on plants and microorganisms as a way to try to draw attention to man’s continued—and often misguided—attempts to exert control over the natural world.

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