UNE AUTRE VIE
Une Autre Vie, French for "another life", befits the story of these reproductions from French agronomist Jean Paul de Rome d'Ardenne. Jean Paul's illustrious engravings are reimagined with hand-crafted embellishments created through a mixture of techniques using natural pigment paints and stucco for texture. The original botanical drawings capture Jean Paul's lifetime study of flora and their respective medicinal applications learned through years of experimentation.
Une Autre Vie's twelve engravings are derived from two of Jean Paul's works, Traite' des Renoncules (1746) and Traite' des Oeillets (1762). The vibrant application of colour to the originals breathes new life into our perception of flora, and aims to capture the mystique that Jean Paul sought to uncover and will always exist in the beauty of the garden.