These works are part of 36 paintings produced over nine months at Bartholomew’s Cobble in Ashley Falls, MA. The series moves through autumn, winter, and spring, exploring both native and exotic plant species that grow on the Cobble. Each painting is accompanied by an ethnobotanical profile including how humans have made use of that plant over the centuries, as well as some natural history notes.

Asarum canadense  | Wild Ginger

Asarum canadense | Wild Ginger

Parthenocisus quinquefolia  | Virginia Creeper

Parthenocisus quinquefolia | Virginia Creeper

Taraxacum officinale |  Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale | Dandelion

Symphyotricum cordifolium  | Common Blue Wood Aster

Symphyotricum cordifolium | Common Blue Wood Aster

Quercus alba  | White Oak

Quercus alba | White Oak

Sanguinaria canadense  | Bloodroot

Sanguinaria canadense | Bloodroot

Trillium erectum  | Red Trillium

Trillium erectum | Red Trillium

Mitchella ripens  | Partridgeberry

Mitchella ripens | Partridgeberry

Arisaema triphyllum  | Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum | Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Geranium robertianum  | Herb Robert

Geranium robertianum | Herb Robert