ARCHIVE Glass Orchids by glass artist Siobhan Healy
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ARCHIVE Glass Orchids by glass artist Siobhan Healy


In the Glass Flowers Gallery, Harvard Museum of Natural History, USA, will be a sculpture display by Scottish artist Siobhan Healy entitled Ghost Orchids. The inspiration for the artist's subtle and thought-provoking piece is the Ghost Orchid (Epipogium aphyllum), a rare British wild flower recently rediscovered after it was thought to be extinct for 23 years. Healy depicts the orchid in transient and ethereal clear glass, encouraging the viewer to reflect on the potential loss of this fragile species—an evocative emblem of the one in five of wild flowers that are threatened with extinction. The glass artist will present a talk on Friday December 2 at 4:00 pm, open to the public, and included with regular museum admission. Ghost Orchids will be on display through March 4, 2012. Free parking for the artist's talk available in the 52 Oxford Street parking garage adjacent to the museum.

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