Ann Tarantino “Full Bloom”

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Steinhardt Gallery

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Taking inspiration from flowers and vegetables grown by BBG’s youngest gardeners since 1914, Ann Tarantino uses carrots, beets, radishes, and sunflowers as a point of departure for her intricate cut paper works celebrating the centennial of BBG’s Children’s Garden.

The artist begins by hand-drawing images of plant forms, roots, and cellular structures, which are then digitally transformed by a laser cutter. Light streams through the cut images, lending a stained-glass effect to the skylights, windows, and walls of the gallery. As the light changes throughout the day, intricate shadows play across the space, creating a spatial and sensory experience that speaks to history, memory, growth, and regeneration.

[Image: Growth Chart, 2014. Laser-cut paper and acrylic on existing windows, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.]



from March 21, 2014 to May 01, 2014

Reception For The Artist on 2014-03-21 from 15:30 to 17:30


Ann Tarantino

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