A Valentine (or Something) to Nature

Who wrote the book of love?

Not me. I’m apparently the only person who seemed to have written a Dear John letter to nature. The fact that a snake can fall from a tree — good lord, let’s stay within the safe, fun parameters of the zoo and museum. Nevertheless, the overall theme of looooovvvvve was followed by everyone else, and the results are spectacular!

If you missed the opening of this show at the Cincinnati Nature Center, do please visit before it closes on March 26. The exhibit is a testimony to CBAS’s artistic diversity — papermaking, printmaking, sculptural books, framed artwork, poetry, pop-up, and a set of tiny hanging books (sorry, could not get a decent photo of this amazing kinetic work by Cecie!).

The materials are even more diverse than their forms: orchid leaves, wire, a silicone book that resembles our gray Februarys, pine needles, paste paper, wood, snakeskin.

In short, you will LOVE these Valentines!