When asked about the title of her upcoming solo exhibition, Eva-Maria Ruhl explains:
I am aiming to show that a botanical can be abstract, modern, dramatic and elegant. A plant suspended, magnified, isolated, frozen in time is indeed in suspense. I love the ordinary. A leaf, a seed, something from the vegetable bin…all great subjects. People don’t really “see” and I love to show them what they overlook on a daily basis.
Twelve years ago, Eva-Maria launched her botanical art career after reading an article about Jessica Tcherepnine (ASBA) in a home magazine. She says, “I went straight to the next art store and bought everything identifiable on the photograph, including the magnifying glass.” Today Eva is a graduate of the Botanical Art & Illustration program at Corcoran School of Art + Design. Her work has been shown in art galleries and at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Her illustrations can also be seen in Paradise Under Glass by Ruth Kassinger (April 2010).