The Conservatory of Flowers holds charming rotating exhibitions and in December of 2007, they put together an exhibition surrounding the function of color in plants and flowers.
The visual theme of the show was a Victorian carnivale and I was commissioned to paint the props that the plants were displayed as well as a cutout for the visitors to take photos with.
This was a pivotal project that shifted my own purpose for making art. I loved that the work I was doing was for education, science and nature. From that point on, I really wanted all my work to have that same purpose.