Adam Noah Berman
I continuously strive to show the multiple-level connection plants and prints have. Prints have copies or “multiples” so to speak, and so do plants. Each one is a little different from the next, and through the progression of differences, evolution is in process. With this evolution also comes extinction, and the connection it carries between the natural world and that of printmaking. Many of the plants that catch my interest are endangered, and their numbers are limited. There is a term in biology, Functionally Extinct, which means a species has such a small number left that there is no way they could reproduce enough to continue their survival. This is reflected by the editions of prints, reminding us of their fragility in numbers and that each print series is essentially Functionally Extinct. observe and take notice.
This series of prints highlights the intricacy, inherent beauty, and ecological importance of plants in a format that bridges our indoor/synthetic tendencies with the complexity and beauty of the natural world. This work connects viewers with the natural world through my deeply rooted curiosity by using techniques that mimic natural processes propagation and artistic succession to depict the interactions between the environments and these plants.