garden strawberry, dandelion, sweet woodruff, and common blue violet plant pigments on paper
10 3/8 x 8 inches each
Hanna von Goeler - "Plant Pigment Monochromes" (grid of 4)
This new series of monochromatic drawings are made by rubbings from the leaves, flowers, roots and berries of various plants. Both the Latin and common names of the plants that were used to pigment each monochrome are recorded accordingly. While one aspect of monochomatic painting explores the nuances of color across a surface, these drawings created during the COVID-19 pandemic explore the nuances of our current experience with a nature brought into focus by it's absence.
Hanna von Goeler received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis. She completed additional study at the Jan van Eyck Academy, an international post graduate program in the Netherlands. Born in Europe, von Goeler's family moved to the United States while she was an infant. Her father worked as a physicist at Princeton University. The international atmosphere there, as well as her bilingual upbringing and frequent travels led to her preoccupation with the fluidity of identity, culture, and perception. Her parents' wartime experiences, as well, influence her work and perspective. Her work has been been shown internationally and featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.