I always get fascinated by the imense detaling present on Botanical Ilustration and am enjoying very much to read and admire Basilus Besler’sFlorilegium book.
I believe that the first time I heard about this kind of art was when I started to research Milton Cunha’ s work as a Brazilian carnival artist.
In 1994 he developed a work for the Brazilian carnival group Beija-Flor in homage to Margareth Mee.
I then got to know about Mee’s amazing work and courage to travel to the Amazon in 1956 to make beautiful Botanical Ilustrations.
Last year I was able to aquire this reproduction of one of her ilustrations and now I think about that parade and Mee’s history and talent every time I look at it.