The Naturalist's Daughter | Art Exhibition

The Naturalist's Daughter | Art Exhibition

New Life by Kerri Devine

Influenced by early Victorian botanical specimens and modern flat lay photography, Canterburian Kerri Devine combines the two in stunning photographs.

Named after a somewhat mystical figure, Kerri admits she has never actually known a naturalist, let alone a naturalist's daughter, but has always seen her as the overseer of this series:

"I like to think of her, 100 or so years ago, looking through collections of butterflies and botanical prints in a light-filled, slightly musty room. Perhaps she thought, as I do, how strange but also how comforting the presence of beauty is amongst these small and broken things."

Having studied Fine Art Photography in Sydney in the late 1990s, Kerri has been experimenting with a camera ever since. Having spent time in places across the globe, Kerri was always drawn back to the magical hills of the South Island. 

Kerri was one of the first artist's Quirky Fox stocked in 2012, and we are excited to welcome her back and see how both her art and Quirky Fox has evolved over the last seven years.

The Naturalist's Daughter opens 27 March in store and online.

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