cestrum nocturnum

Cestrum Nocturnum
Embroidery through paper (backlit), 2 color silkscreen prints (waxed), seedling installation, multiple ceiling projections (Photographic images on 35 mm slides, embroidery on overhead projector); Aquarium Gallery and Studios, New Orleans, LA; April 2015

Cestrum Nocturnum is a collaborative exploration of night blooming plants by artists Jenna Bonistalli and Vanessa Adams. Opening under the light of the moon, these plants have long been associated with subconscious and magical states of being. Via installations of print and paper, illuminated projections, and physical plant bodies, Cestrum Nocturnum is an investigation into the unseen cycles of life, the celestial, and the ephemera of nocturnal botanicals in all their dimensions.