Exhibition Plasma soul - botanical artists inspired by Ernest Haeckel

A really interesting looking exhibition is on in Melbourne, Australia 4 - 20 December.

Botanical artists Anita Barley, Dianne Emery, Mali Moir, Kate Nolan, Rita Parkinson, John Pastoriza-PiƱol, Dolores Skowronski-Malloni and Catherine Wadrop have created works inspired by Ernest Haeckel, the 19th century zoologist.

According to their press release Haeckel's work "succeeded in beautifying, otherwise grotesque organisms by highlighting the complicated structures hidden to the naked eye. Haeckel intended his viewers to be confronted with something new and also be conscious of its beauty and precise visible form".