Portraits of Cayman’s Native Plants
by Bill Ferehawk and David Hartwell
Artists David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk explore a dimension of Cayman’s identity through large photographic portraits of native flora.
Plants are powerful visual markers of a place and a culture. The artists are interested in elaborating on this connection, drawing upon a long tradition of botanical paintings and photographic images of plants, both from the Cayman Islands and by international photographers, such as Cunningham, Mapplethorpe and Weston. Their goal is to create a series of impressive and emblematic portraits of the Cayman Islands from its native flora.
The exhibit will be a series of eight to ten identically sized photographic prints, roughly 32”x 48”.