Heeyoung Kim Pl. 20, Common Milkweed (Popping Seedpods)
Oppenheimer Editions Print
23" x 18"
Limited edition of 200
Blind embossed with the Oppenheimer Editions and Heeyoung Kim logos
Native Plants of the Woods and Prairie—Published by Oppenheimer Editions
In the spirit of natural history artists of the past, contemporary botanical artist Heeyoung Kim documents and depicts rare and native plants from endangered ecosystems. Her exquisite, deftly painted compositions portray native woodland and prairie plants. Giving priority to rare, endangered species, she also paints common species when they have high ecological value. Drawing her specimens in situ with precise measurements, Heeyoung Kim works in watercolor, ink or graphite pencil, depending upon the characteristics of each plant. After her first solo exhibition in 2011, she quickly gained a reputation as a wildflower botanical artist, winning several prestigious awards. Her work has been exhibited at The American Society of Botanical Artists/Horticultural Society of New York, Chicago, and The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Established in 1999, Oppenheimer Editions has partnered with prestigious museums to make prints from their holdings. Works from the New-York Historical Society’s unrivaled collections of John James Audubon’s watercolors and the Hudson River School paintings are examples of art that otherwise would be unobtainable. Among the institutional collections we have partnered with are the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum, and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. These are not mere reproductions. They are limited-edition fine art prints made with the finest quality archival pigments on rag watercolor paper and executed to exacting standards.