Renwick Gallery  / Ginny Ruffner

A nature-guide inspired design for the exhibition catalogue includes an Augmented Reality feature activated via a smartpad or smartphone app.

  • The cover features a detail of one of the glass stumps that is a tree ring for Taraxacum genu varum (Dandelion carrot).
  • Title page with frontispiece of a detail of Canna grandiflora, a plant with boat-shaped blooms to better transport seeds.
  • Map showing installation layout.
  • Spread features a drawing and information about the imaginary plant along with a digital rendering.
  • Each spread includes an image, which when scanned by an app, triggers an augmented reality rendering of the imaginary plant.
  • Spread shows the imaginary Musa saponifica flower with an air bladder that bursts and spreads its pollen far and wide.
  • An interview with the artist.
  • Checklist of works features Digitalis arthereum (Double Art flower) whose colored patterned petals attract pollinators.