LORNA BAUER / SOLEIL
17 MAY 2016
22 MAY 2016
The Soundless Hum by Kevin Rodgers
Let us wander through the streets slowly, fuelled by an indefatigable curiosity. By gaudy t-shirts sold near the Panthéon, the secular mausoleum and final resting place for such French luminaries as Voltaire, Victor Hugo and Emile Zola, to narrow passages with quiet cafes diverting our gaze. There is a double alley of plane trees that run the length of theJardin des Plantes, the botanical gardens founded in 1626 as a medicinal herb garden for Louis XIII. Cultivated in six greenhouses and outdoor plots are approximately 23,500 species of plants: cacti, grasses, bromeliads, orchids, ferns, aroids, Australian flora, alpine plants, iris, cannas, and conifers. These impressions are but a few. Images of some are offered on display here, in Lorna Bauer’s evocative Soleil.