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Botanical Illustrations

Amitav Ghosh, Art, Botanical Illustrations, botanical illustrator, Cecil Saldanha, Ceylon ironwood, Cullenia exarillata, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Featured, Gun Island, Hidden Kingdom - Fantastical Plants of the Western Ghats, Indian flora, Mesua Ferrea, natural illustrator, Nirupa Rao, Pillars of Life - Magnificent Trees of the Western Ghats, Sundews, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Circle of Reason, The Glass Palace, The Great Derangement: Climate Change And The Unthinkable, The Hungry Tide, wild durian

Nirupa Rao’s illustrations are an exploration of wildlife and nature. In addition to appearing on her own books, her detailed works have featured on the covers of a few Amitav Ghosh novels. During an informative chat with her, Kamakshi Ayyar discovers that the botanical artist’s creative technique is a lot more complex than meets the eye
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Helen Ahpornsiri talks about an unusual form of art, the processes involved, and her recent collaboration with Indian designers
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