To co-incide with the launch of Capturing Nature Matthew Zucker and I curated an exhibition for the Herbarium Room with a selection of the original prints of plants, mosses, meteorites, starfish, and a bat, which feature in the book. Highlights included a rare early 18th century direct nature print of a meteorite that fell to Earth sometime between 1350 and 1430. An akita fuki nature print of Japanese giant butterbur, printed using green mineral-based (malachite) ink on cloth. Bristol-born artist Richard Long’s Mud Hand Nature Prints (1984), using mud from the River Avon.

“I am a print technician at Birmingham City University and have found this exhibition truly inspirational. The descriptions of printing techniques are exceptionally done and I will be recommending your book to the university. Beautiful work.” — Ruth, Birmingham, U.K.

“I am 13! I had a great time and I learned a lot. I am inspired to try printing my own leaf printing at home!” — Lincoln, USA

Part of the 400th anniversary celebrations of Oxford Botanic Gardens