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Carmen Almon, Marvel of Peru with Green Grasshopper, 2021

Carmen Almon

Marvel of Peru with Green Grasshopper, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

22 x 18 x 12 inches

Emily Farish, Peonies, 2021

Emily Farish

Peonies, 2021

Charcoal on paper

88 x 90 inches

Carmen Almon, Plumbago with Checkered Skipper, 2021

Carmen Almon

Plumbago with Checkered Skipper, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

39 x 27 x 21 inches

Carmen Almon, Double Opium Poppy with Red Fritillary, 2021

Carmen Almon

Double Opium Poppy with Red Fritillary, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

29 x 17 x 13 inches

 , Emily Farish

 

Emily Farish

Gardenia Branch (triptych), 2021

Charcoal on paper

44 x 90 inches

Carmen Almon, Jacaranda with Bush Cricket, 2021

Carmen Almon

Jacaranda with Bush Cricket, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

9 x 15 x 13 inches

Emily Farish, Camellia, 2021

Emily Farish

Camellia, 2021

Charcoal on paper

30 x 44 inches

Carmen Almon, Agapanthus with Eastern Black Swallowtail, 2021

Carmen Almon

Agapanthus with Eastern Black Swallowtail, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

33 x 24 x 16 inches

Emily Farish, Sunflower, 2021

Emily Farish

Sunflower, 2021

Charcoal on paper

30 x 44 inches

Carmen Almon, Dandelion with Jemadia, 2021

Carmen Almon

Dandelion with Jemadia, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

12 x 12 x 13 inches

Carmen Almon, Red Dahlia with White Cerura Moth, 2021

Carmen Almon

Red Dahlia with White Cerura Moth, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

26 x 18 x 27 inches

Carmen Almon, White Dahlia with Red Satyr, 2021

Carmen Almon

White Dahlia with Red Satyr, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

25 x 21 x 19 inches

Emily Farish, Quince Branch, 2021

Emily Farish

Quince Branch, 2021

Charcoal on paper

30 x 44 inches

Carmen Almon, Quaking Grass with Two Grasshoppers, 2021

Carmen Almon

Quaking Grass with Two Grasshoppers, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

38 x 28 x 18 inches

Carmen Almon, Wheat with Blue-winged Grasshopper, 2021

Carmen Almon

Wheat with Blue-winged Grasshopper, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

32 x 14 x 11 inches

Carmen Almon, Apple of Peru with Satyrus Ferula Butterfly, 2021

Carmen Almon

Apple of Peru with Satyrus Ferula Butterfly, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

20 x 17 x 15 inches

Emily Farish, Orchid, Two Blooms, 2021

Emily Farish

Orchid, Two Blooms, 2021

Charcoal on paper

30 x 44 inches

Carmen Almon, Red Poppy with White Morpho, 2021

Carmen Almon

Red Poppy with White Morpho, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

16 x 8 x 9 inches

Carmen Almon, Oxtails with Peacock Butterfly, 2021

Carmen Almon

Oxtails with Peacock Butterfly, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

14 x 10 x 8 inches

Carmen Almon, White Rose with FLying Beetle, 2021

Carmen Almon

White Rose with FLying Beetle, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

15 x 11 x 11 inches

Emily Farish, Chinese Magnolia Branch (triptych), 2021

Emily Farish

Chinese Magnolia Branch (triptych), 2021

Charcoal on paper

44 x 90 inches

Carmen Almon, Lavender Larkspur with Orange Satyr, 2021

Carmen Almon

Lavender Larkspur with Orange Satyr, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

33 x 14 x 12 inches

Carmen Almon, Chardon with Falcate Orangetip, 2021

Carmen Almon

Chardon with Falcate Orangetip, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

14 x 14 x 8 inches

Carmen Almon, Cantaloupe with Luna Moth, 2021

Carmen Almon

Cantaloupe with Luna Moth, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

16 x 20 x 13 inches

Carmen Almon, Sweet Pea with Queen Cracker, 2021

Carmen Almon

Sweet Pea with Queen Cracker, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

26 x 19 x 13 inches

Emily Farish, Orchid, Four Blooms, 2021

Emily Farish

Orchid, Four Blooms, 2021

Charcoal on paper

30 x 44 inches

Carmen Almon, Watermelon with Inachis Butterfly, 2021

Carmen Almon

Watermelon with Inachis Butterfly, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

12 x 20 x 18 inches

Carmen Almon, Love for One Day with Cicada, 2021

Carmen Almon

Love for One Day with Cicada, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

11 x 11 x 9 inches

Carmen Almon, Queen Anne's Lace, 2021

Carmen Almon

Queen Anne's Lace, 2021

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

26 x 10 x 16 inches

 

Carmen Almon & Emily Farish

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

December 4 – 30, 2021

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Carmen Almon & Emily Farish.
 

Inspired by classic 17th and 18th century botanical illustration, Carmen Almon endeavors to represent the fragility of a moment in time, creating not botanical replicas of nature but rather her personal interpretation of her memory of a particular plant, flower, branch or bud, from its roots to its fruits. Working with copper, brass, and enamel paint, she conjures all of the delicacy and fragility found in her own gardens by cutting them and forming each leaf and petal by hand. Because each piece takes so long to complete, few are realized each year, which makes them rare treasures.
 

Emily Farish is inspired by the botanicals she finds on urban hikes in the Bay Area and in the NYC Flower District neighborhood. Through direct observation, she carefully renders the flowers, leaves, and stems just as they are- sometimes rumpled or wilting- with charcoal on mould-made paper from France. Each drawing begins with the concept of wabi-sabi, the Japanese philosophy that celebrates the beauty of things imperfect and impermanent. Emily hopes that her drawings remind viewers to embrace the beauty in their own imperfections and impermanence.
 

Almon grew up in Barcelona and Washington DC and resides in San Miguel de Allende, MX. Her works have been exhibited at the Chinese Porcelain Gallery, NY; and Octavia Art Gallery, TX and LA, as well as featured at art fairs worldwide. She was recently written up by Frederic Magazine, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, and Martha Stewart Living magazine, and her works are found in prestigious private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe.
 

Farish currently splits her time between San Francisco and New York City. Her education includes a BFA from Auburn University and postgraduate study at The New York Studio School. She regularly exhibits her work in galleries throughout the Southeastern US and California. Her work has been recently featured in Atlanta Homes Magazine, Luxe Magazine SF and Studio Arts Magazine.