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Art at the Library: Fatal Flora

  • 1007 E. Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50319
  • Dates: November 1, 2018 - January 30, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 5 days
  • Location: State Law Library
  • Phone: (515) 281-5111
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Event Times: From: 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Molly Wood's work with plants captures their beauty in photographs using only window light and inspiration of Dutch-still life painting. Each image is a metaphor for the natural cycles of life, death and rebirth. Her fascination with the subject matter stems from the Renaissance, when women who knew the culinary, medicinal and even poisonous purposes were considered a threat by medical and clerical professionals of the times.