The human desire to record and document the world around us
Enabling new connections through nature printing
Since the beginning of time, the pressing urge of humans to leave a mark of their existence is attested by direct prints of their hands left in caves.
Hailed as the earliest precursor to photography, Nature Printing is the practice of taking impressions directly or indirectly from the surface of natural objects such as leaves, flowering plants, ferns, seaweed, snakeskin, and more, to produce an image on paper.
We are pleased to announce that Capturing Nature will make an exhibition on nature printing at the Botanical Art Gallery, Singapore Botanic Gardens this autumn – 30 September to 31 March 2024. More details to follow.
A day of Nature Printing presented by Zucker Art Books with live demonstrations, expert talks workshops and an exhibition. To celebrate the launch of the book Capturing Nature, this event was a special opportunity to see a range of nature printing techniques brought to life as the marquee on the main lawn was transformed into a veritable printing studio.
Capturing Nature (Zucker Art Books, NY 2022) is the comprehensive award winning guide to nature printing, a beautiful and invaluable reference work for scholars, artists, designers, botanists, and anyone interested in nature, botanical illustration, and printing.