Lindsey Carr is a contemporary painter and printmaker whose current series of works takes their inspiration from her fascination with the numerous atlases of natural history that proliferated in the 19th century, in particular those from Eastern Asia.
Her recent works explore the look and feel of these books right down to their appearance of being aged and on stained paper, but with a sensibility that bridges past and present.
Carr is in the process of crafting a book, titled A Natural & Fantastical History of the Orient, in which she intends to carry the look and feel of the 19th century tomes into greater detail.
In addition to the gallery of paintings on her site, there is a section chronicling work on the book, and the process of producing it in the early 19th century method of printing from hand etched plates based on the original paintings.
Carr’s work will be featured in a show at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle from November 7th-30th, 2013.