The Language of Flowers
Bendigo Writers Festival
When it comes to Australian flora, there's much more than just the golden wattle to celebrate. Penelope Curtin teamed up with her daughter Tansy to create a book illustrating Australian floral art from the colonial to the contemporary. She talks with Jacqueline Millner about what they discovered. Does floral art continue to attract in an era over-saturated with colour? Why are the emotional responses to flowers so strong?